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lumbar and cervical fusions and chronic pain

Bruce MustardBBruce Mustard Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:51 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have lumbar and cervical fusions and i'm in tons of chronic pain. Does anyone know when doctors will be able to take out lumbar and cervical fusions and replace them with disc replacements. Do disc replacements really work? Do spinal cord stimulators work? In Germany they do multilevel disc replacements and i heard they use better material and people that go there seem to be doing really good. I wonder why all the doctors in chicago stopped doing disc replacements in the lumbar spine but will only do one level in the cervical spine. I heard the ones in the lumbar spine were breaking. My insurance won't pay for spinal cord stimulator. Shots and physical therapy haven't worked. Surgery made things worse especially when doctor removed hardware in lumbar spine. So if anyone has any options or input please let me know. For now the only way to get around is pain medicine.
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