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dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,215
edited 11/18/2014 - 4:22 AM in New Member Introductions
Welcome to our back and neck pain forums! We are so glad you are joining our conversation.

The goal of these forums is to offer support to people who are struggling with back and neck pain. We hope you can learn from each other in a positive and uplifting environment.

Use this opportunity to discuss your health situation and how it has affected you physically, socially, mentally, and emotionally. Back and neck pain can profoundly change people's lives.

To ensure responses, please read over all of our available topics, and post under the topic-or condition- that is most closely related to your health issue. Read threads that cover your condition so you can benefit from all the collective wisdom that is already here.


The overall objective for this site is to provide detailed information regarding spinal condition and treatments. Visit our home page, www.spine-health.com to conduct further research on your condition.

Finally, consider these forums as a support-group at its best, without seeing one another face to face.

Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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  • I just want to thank you with all of my heart and soul for creating and fostering such a wonderful website and source of support. Thank you, I just found YOU.. all of you.. so now I understand that I AM NOT ALONE.
  • Welcome jagjones. Do you have a spine issue? Interesting poem but please introduce yourself and share what spine issues you have and if you have any questions many here can posibly help. Otherwise i can only try to posibly come up with some music to the lyrics to the poem. Welcome again and please give us a brief description of your condition.
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,215
    While the words were nice and belong in some other media, I could not see the reason for it being on our site.

    I've PM'd the member to better understand their objective and purpose for registering at Spine-Health.
    If I do not receive any response, the post/member will be deleted.

    We have too many spammers taking up way too much of everyone's time here.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Excellent thread. I know for me in the reading and posting department, if the new member would initially "introduce" themselves in depth in the New Member Introductions, folks would know their issues.

    A small (3-5 line) signature, and fill in the health history, they would get more responses. What bums is when they hijack a thread instead of having one of their own, or maybe replying in said established thread that "They have the same thing, how is it going with you? How did you get help, or could they..." etc.

    Spammers...my pet peeve! (G) Been gone for a few days, but they were getting ridiculous as far as I can see. 1 post is bad enough, but 20-50 or more, good grief. Totally screws up the thread order, possibly causing a members post requesting help or assistance to slip through the cracks..sigh.. Back to my corner. :)

    Brenda
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I come back and trying to find posts and all I see is one name about 20x! It makes it hard to support someone when their post is lost because of spammers. So I hope if anyone hasn't got a response to your post please post again. It's just not right thinking we would buy anything from spammers. Grrr.
    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
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  • I did not realize that I was expected to detail my problem, I AM NOT A SPAMMER BY ANY MEANS! I do apologize for any confusion, I placed my poem on my profile because that is my source of comfort when I have not much else.. it was in no means meant to anger nor entice anyone here.. I feel like I have been beat up in a fight by several people right now simply because of perception. Listen, I am in fact a 2 yr. lumbar spine chronic pain sufferer, who suffered a workplace injury on September 21, 2010 which caused annular tears at L4-L5 and l5-S1 along with bulging of both discs ( one is almost bone on bone with little to no fld in between the vertebra). The injury severely worsened my condition which was what I suppose was some form of DDD and sciatica. I am going thru a worker's comp case and have felt very frustrated and hurt by the way that I have been treated.. If only one of those adjusters could feel 1/4 of the pain that I experience on a daily basis, than I believe that their actions and words would be quite different!
    I only sought to find a source of solace and help from others who know what I am going thru, the pain, the sorrow, the fear, the depressed moods at times, the pain.. I said pain twice on purpose... I meant no harm with my poem, Like I said it ismy artistic escape from the NOW.. the reality that by the time that I am 40 that I may be crippled because of my spinal condition.
    I am awaiting trial, the adjuster's are fighting me tooth and nail, and in a way I understand due to me having a pre-existing back condition, but it is not the same.. I did everything that I could to make sure that I was as healthy as possible, including losing nearly 60 lbs!
    So there is a small chunk of my story.. so I hope now that you will not delete my account because this is the first time that I can honestly say that I have the chance to meet and develop relationships with others who truly understand what I am going thru and vice-versa.

    Thank you.
    Crystal.
  • Crystal
    I think I pretty much did the same thing to .. I was reading posts and got so excited that I found people that actually cared and understood that I started typing like crazy. I forgot no one knew what I was going through but that I was able to saywhat I felt lol ... I to am sorry for doing that. When you deal with it for so long sometimes the excitement of insight from someone else doesn't make you think clear esp when the pain and depression and anxiety have you all messed up as it is.... We are all learning and getting support from eachother
    Sheryl
  • I just wanted to say thank you to NurseL.. I appreciate your reassurance, and your guidance. I only wish that those who pointed fingers and got so brusque would have been humble enough to at least apologize for being so harsh. While I am not trying to rehash the past, nor start any issues here on this site (of which again I am truly thankful to God for, you just don't know),BUT.. it just seems like after reading my second post that at least the moderator would have been kind enough to at least welcome me and make me feel more comfortable, I mean none of us here even truly wish that we HAD to seek this forum, site, etc... I mean truly, it is a harsh reality for ALL of us to have to face on a second by second and all day everyday basis, and it hurts. So... in other words I really mean to ask you dear moderator and all of us to just remember that we are all humans and that while there are actually individuals and groups of individuals who are vultures and who really seek to monopolize others and their grievances (*ie spammers).. BUT when it became known to you that I in fact was not a spammer, a vulture, a dishonest person, but rather a human being, with similar issues and hurts just like all of you, I feel as if their should have been someone in A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP who actually took the time to WELCOME ME just as quickly as the questioning of my character occurred. I may seem overtly sensitive, but, it doesn't matter to me what you perceive as far as my emotions are concerned, I truly only hope that NEXT time, if there is someone like me who happens to find this site and source of brotherhood/sisterhood, who mistakenly just posts a message expressing their glee at finding this site, that even if you all initially perceive that persons intentions as wrong, that after the person humbly clears things up, that you would be just as humble to at least make them feel comfortable and say hello and welcome! It is so important to be humble and kind, you never know just who you might be affecting, and who you may be able to help, just by being HUMBLE AND KIND. Please, think about it.. I am serious.. because we never know how much power there is in a kind gesture or word. Thank you.
  • I was responding to Ron`s posts about spammers and it was not aimed at you in any way. It was about someone else who had taken about about 20 posts about a spam site. We`re here to support anyone who has spine issues. I hope you can feel at home here. Take care. 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
  • Welcome to spine health. Sorry to hear about your pain issues and your struggle with W.C.

    You have come to a great place, full of support. It would be great if you could put your introduction above and put it in a new thread in the new members area. That way more people will see it, know your story and welcome you.

    Look forward to hearing more from you.

    >:D< Karen
    >:D< >:-D< : Karen
    L3-S1 herniation and bulges, stenosis, mod facet,ddd,impinged nerves,coccydinia
    discectomy/lami July 2011-unsuccessful
    adr L5-S1 Feb 2012
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