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aleonjraaleonjr Posts: 15
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:27 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi my name is Armando ,I have c3/c4,c5/c6/c6/7,L5-S1 are all herniated and i also have DDD,My C5,C6,L5-S1 are completely gone i use to measure 5'9 and at the doctor yesterday i measured 5'7 and a half.I am always in terrible pain,can not sleep at night,hands constantly going numb when i lay down and sometimes my right middle finger feels like its sprained,I took a EMG last week,waiting for results.


  • I saw the doc yesterday and said a he'll fuse c/5,c/7,really worried about this surgery,I tried everything for the pain, epidural,botox,radio frequency.I am going for another MRI for lumbar.and my other choice is not get the surgery and go on with pain.I am taking m/s cotin 100mg,percoset10/325/and ambiem to sleep at night and i would really like stopping these pain meds.ARGH(lol)so confused
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,518

    for a spine-health site introduction, click on :

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    if you have any questions, feel free to contact (pm) any one of the moderators here priestess , bruce , paulgla, dilauro

    the spine-health web site offers so much more than these member forums.
    check the various tabs at the top of the spine-health page and you will find so much that is offered here.

    please remember that all information you receive from members on this forum is not
    formal medical advise. you should always consult with your doctors.

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    please feel free to contact me at rdilauro@gmail.com or send me a message
    is there every good news? well, i believe that the cervical surgeries and the recovery period are easier than it is with lumbar surgery.
    of course there are so many variables, how long have you had the problem, how much nerve impingement there was,
    how long was the surgery, how well you adapt to the limitations and restrictions set forth.

    spinal disc surgery is becoming more and more common. 25 years ago, the technique and procedures were so much different. with some of my spinal surgeries back then, i was in the hospital for up to 10 days.
    progess has been made in terms of the procedures , how its done and the recovery process.
    any surgery will bring on fear and uncertainty. one of the most important things is to have complete faith and trust and confidence in your doctor and in the hospital where your procedure will be done
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. please be sure and get a second or even a third opinion. :? the more verification you have of your procedure the better for you.. there are other long acting, pain medications which might work better for you. talk to your doctor about that. :-C time released meds can be very effective in giving long term relief. and they do not have to be taken as often. :D good luck as you search for pain relief! :D Jenny :)
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