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1 & 1/2 yrs post posterior cervical fusion - pain management doc in 2 wks
I've had an anterior cervical fusion in 2009, then a posterior cervical fusion in 2011 because of a compressed spinal cord. I was almost paralyzed prior to the first surgery. After the second fusion and seeing numerous doctors for extreme continuous pain, doctors have come to the conclusion that nothing surgical can be done to alleviate the pain. I also have scoliosis and lower back pain. I have my consultation appointment with a pain management doctor in 2 weeks. I've been surviving on oxycodone, but I think my body has become resistant to this medication. I can no longer work & am waiting on a hearing date for disability. I just wanted to introduce myself; my name is Chris (female) and almost 50 yrs old. My life surely has changed. I used to be a very active person & have now become a prisoner in my own home due to pain. I am very thankful for finding this forum. After reading many posts, I realize that I am not alone in this battle.