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MRSA and pain procedures

Does anyone know if it is dangerous to have a back pain procedure when you have had MRSA? I fought MRSA for well over a year after getting it in the OR during a spinal fusion. It almost killed me. Even though it is not active now, I will have MRSA cells in my body from now on. I don't want to wake them up. I am afraid that is all the pain clinic is going to offer me besides getting me off opiates.
I can't imagine allowing anyone to put a needle in my back.


  • I had MRSA in my lung, had to have half my lung removed and is the reason for most of my pain now (nerve damage and a bunch of other stuff) for injections and things, my pain management Dr doesn't prescribe any antibiotics, but I just had a Spinal cord stimulator, the trial and the permanent one for the pain, and he gave me IV antibiotics before the trail, a week after and made me see infectious disease before the permanent one and they gave me some stuff to use a week before the surgery. I still received IV antibiotics before being taken into the OR, and than 2 weeks after the surgery. My infection was 4 years ago, and it was MRSA and a whole mix of other things, I was on a vent for days, blood transfusions, two ICUs, a mess they were impressed I am here, so I know how scary it is and the concern before procedures. My pain management doc is very cautious and any other doc I see makes me take meds before and after any procedures that they feel necessary. They say the blocks since they are injections didn't need them. I would definitely talk to your docs if you are concerned. Good luck!
  • jlrfryejjlrfrye ohioPosts: 1,111
    I had osteomylitis of the spine and was told by infectious disease Dr never ever again any injections in the spine
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