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Back Surgery Help!

PorcelainSpinePPorcelainSpine Posts: 6
edited 10/15/2014 - 3:47 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hello! I'm new to the site so here is some background info: I am a 26 year old woman and I have been suffering from spinal stenosis and 5 herniated discs since February of 2012. I have been seeing an orthopedist and a pain management doctor for 2 years now and have had 3 steroid epidurals, countless PT, acupuncture, massages, chiropractic therapy, and I take countless amounts of pain medicines/ muscle relaxers. After all this time my orthopedist now recommended surgury. I am very concerned about a few things such as recovery time, pain after surgury, mobility, ect. I don't have children and I am a diabetic so a few other concerns are present as well. I am curious to see how many others have been in this situation and how they dealt with everything mentally, physically, and how long recovery was. I see there are younger people with the issue and I'm glad im not alone. I am desperate to get better seeing as how I've lacked sleep for so long and I'm already emotionally drained from countless disappointment. I just want to feel normal!!! Haha but any advice, insight, suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)


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