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debating on having mine removed

Hello to all since this is my first post i will try to be brief.I have had chronic back problems since 2004 when a 600lb piece of steel feel on me and i was pinned under it in pretzel type way for several minutes.I was taking to er and had all kinds of test.Before they could even finish with test i told them i was fine and was back to work the next day,(Stupid I Know)any how within  a year I had low back surgery that was botched because dr found bone fragments that could not be removed nerves were arlready grown around them.I was back to work in 41/2 weeks.1 month later torn right knee menicus,missed only 3 wks works.5 months later busted the bursa sac in same knee back to work in 2 day.Then in 2007 a 1000lb sheet of steel feel across my head neck and left arm.Waited a few months before going to dr.Had fractured c-2 vertebra. I indeed up have to have c-1 thru c-3 fusion together,I did take 6 weeks off for that it scarred me a little.I was told by 7 drs from 2005 to 2008 i would be in a wheelchair by 2010.I was not and continued to work and live on very minimal pain pill's,was hardheaded.On December the 4th 2012 the last two 10 shift i worked which were all 3rd shift I crawled arounf on floor to do my job.I worked in maintenance by the was ,welder,millwrite amd electrician.I was Carried literally to my truck the last morning and have not worked since.I had Medtronic stimulater installed in oct 2014 and oct 2016 i had boston scientific put in.They used the same leads from medtronic just replaced baterry.Now i just found out my inteire spine in nearly fused together,bit they cant do MRI.Is it woth having ti taking out or just leave alone.Im 47 and the drs are not giving me much hope of any worhwhile living because of the more pain im started to endure.Thank you sorry it was long but is was told in 2014 by the dr that put my first stimulater in i had an 80 yr old body inside me.LOL



  • jimandjrjimandjr Dallas TXPosts: 745

    Why do you want the scs removed?

  • hi tazman247

    welcome to spine-health

    i have added two links below to help get you started

    welcome to spine health




    L5/S1 herniation Apr 2013
    nerve root injections Oct 2013
    L5/S1 discectomy Jan 2014
    L5/S1 nerve roo &, facet joint injections & edpidural Jan 2015
    L5/S1 revised discectomy, L4/L5 discectomy & Wallis Inswing Stabilisation L4/L5 May 1st 2015
    L4-S1 TLIF with decompression June 2017
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  • Not sure why you want it removed. Is it shocking you or not being effective as a form of pain relief/control.

    Honestly you sound like a prime canidate for a pain pump if you are having so many issues. 

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