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can surgery set off fibro



  • Get to another doctor! I don't have any use for doctors that dismiss your pain and disability like that!

    If you could exercise and move and do the things you used to, you would.

    Okay, now that I am calmed down. Get another opinion. There are a lot of doctors that do not believe that fibromyalgia is a real condition. That it is all in your head.

    I was diagnosed in 2003 and still have to adjust medicines and activities as I age and the rest of my body goes to pot!
  • I think it did in my case. I had a cervical laminectomy 2 years ago. Shortly after I was having daily symptoms like flu pain all over my body. I had no fever.

    I went to a Rheumatologist. She was very thorough in diagnosing my Fibro. She did blood tests to rule out my Lipitor Cholesterol medicine causing my problem. The blood tests gave her other information as well.

    I have good days and not so good days. Sometimes I wake up in the morning aching all over. I can barely walk across the room. Other days not so bad.

    I've read articles by medical professionals who also say surgery can set off and/or cause fibro.

    It seems to have done just that in my case.

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  • For spine surgery they use fluoroscopy. An xray machine is left on so they can see what they are doing inside of you.

    Are we getting zapped with way too much radiation? If so, yes....surgery does cause Fibromyalgia..if you define it as over exposure to radiation pain.

    Nuvasive was advertising their XLIF spine surgery as only taking 1 hour for a 1 level fusion. It seems all the surgeons are taking 4 hours. You are getting exposed to 4x the radiation that Nuvasive advertised you would be exposed to.

    False Claims/False Advertisement Lawsuit anyone?

    I feel sorry for the surgeons who do alot of XLIF's. They are being exposed to 1/1000th of the radiation of the patients from radiation scattering back to them thru the patient. We may also have an epidemic of Spine Surgeon's dropping dead.

    Hope they enjoyed all that money they made.
  • My fibro seems to have started right after my 2008 hysterectomy. M rhuematologist and research suggests any trauma can be the start of it.
    Newhouse17, if you can see a rheumatologist I would. It sounds as ifyour current Dr is just passing you off. Did he check for the FMS tender points? I hink you need at least 11 of them to be classified with FMS. As for the bloodwork, mine always comes back normal and the rheumy told me it is not a definitive test for FMS at all, the patient history is the key.
    I wish you all the best!
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