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Free from PAIN!!! Stories about Success or Failure?

dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
There is nothing better than to hear from forum members that they have become pain free after their spinal surgery or any other treatment that their doctors recommended.

Many people have asked me about Why there are not many success stories out here? The answer is always the same.
People come to Spine-Health to better understand their condition and problems. They stay here while discussing their situation with other forum members, exchanging notes, ideas and much more.

There are those that still suffer after all of those treatments and those are the ones you see more often. But, the ones that have really found a pain free or at least a tolerable level tend to move on. I only wish those the best. We love having all sorts of members here, and the moderator team tries to help anyone that is looking for help. Then there comes a time, when Spine-Health is not as important to them, they move on, you dont hear about those success stories.

I am happy for all of them.
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


  • I joined this forum when I began my spinal cord stimulator process. It worked, life was great for about eight months, now after a new injury, I'm back. Like I've said before, it's hard to talk to people who don't understand what we deal with. I am very alone with my pain and without this support from spine health.com forums I'd be even more alone. We are happy for those who move on but are thankful for those that are here to listen.
  • i was pain free after my first fusion but the fusion made the disc above become herniated and since then watch out, no respite from chronic pain. i should have stopped after my first fusion but mother nature had her way
    I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.
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  • and glad of it.......For me, there isn't such an animal as pain free, but overall, I am in far better shape than I was after my first surgery. My second surgeon who did what he referred to as a "salvage" operation to attempt to keep me walking, accomplished that goal. At least so far. Unfortunately, it will lead to a third surgery, when the canal is completely closed due to the overgrowth of bone growth products, but it is what it is. Each day that I wake up, in less pain than I once was, and able to stand on my own two feet is a gift as far as I am concerned.
    I intend to enjoy every second of it.
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