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Back pain and Surgery



  • I bought an 8 inch memory foam mattress topper from Walmart that is used as a mattress for $225.00. To make it more comfortable, we got a down feather mattress topper from Bed Bath & Beyond valued at $100.00 on sale 1/2 off. It feels great and it is guaranteed to stay fluffed up. This works for me until I can buy a $1000.00 mattress one day.
  • As it was time for a new mattress set, I decided to get a posturepedic set. The store that I bought it from had a 90 day return policy if I used a plastic backed mattress cover. I decided to go with the "plush" firmness, got it in October and haven't looked back since. It is awesome...has about 4 inches of memory foam and pillow top, but provides good support as well. Before that, I used the memory foam mattress topper from Walmart. It was alot cheaper than the other stores and did help.
    Good luck Slowpoke60 - I hope you find something that encourages that much needed rest.
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  • Hi
    Welcome Slowpolk!
    Great place you found here. I too have issues with all areas. Life sure can throw us a curve huh? I hope things work out good for you. Everyone is right, get your self as educated as you can, YOU are your best advicate in all of this. Find out as much as you can. In the mean time, we are all here for you, anytime. Good luck, see ya on the forum!
  • I have a 5 inch memory foam with 6 inches foam and it is very comfortable. Camper's plush posturpedic bed also sounds great. Good luck. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN

  • Well, will be seeing the doctor tomorrow about my neck. Will post what he tells me. Also am picking up my doctors notes, so I can tell more.

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  • I saw the doctor today. I will be having surgery on Feb. 24, 2009, on my neck, this was the first date they had open.

    I have C5-6 C6-7 HNP Stenosis.
    Type of surgery: C5-6 C6-7 ACDF

    What does HNP Stenosis mean?

    Under special instuctions it says: POV, IMC ICU, SCM Vision, Peek,
    I figured out ICU, and Vision ( I wear glasses) but don't know what the other things mean.
    Any help?

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