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Also known as Klippel-Feil Syndrome

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  • SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR SIDE EFFECTS

    have had s c s. almost 1yr. have had 2 major infections 11 days hospitalisation & had to go into theatre to have wound opened and flushed out with antibiotics. also had to have first implant battery replaced as it was in wrong angle and wouldn't charge!! have had spinal fusion and failed back...

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  • Foot Drop with L5 Nerve Damage

    Hi! I'm new here and this is my first post, so please be gentle if I goof. I am desperate for interaction with folks knowledgeable about this topic. My surgeon is hopeless and isn't forthcoming about what happened. I have advanced disk degeneration and had cervical fusion done in 2016. I went...

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  • Spinal cord stimulator

    Hi to every one in the discussion, I've posted before but looking back at it I know it was not understandable. My stimulator was put in for nerve damage, implanted at t9 did very well with it for 7 months was very happy no pain no drugs. Now here comes the 7 month span and the stimulator...

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  • Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator Paddle Post Op

    I am now 3 1/2 weeks post op from having the Boston Scientific SCS implanted at T5. Due to several different spinal conditions from narrowing disc space to bulges to arthritis to fractures and a twisted spinal cord that no one has ever heard of. I was doing well and am a Severely stubborn person. I sat...

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  • For some reason this forum did not recognize my email addresss.

    Hi-I was having a discussion with a member named Patricia after my post about ongoing complications after having a neurostimulator implanted on 11/7/17, and then removed due to infection on 12/14/17 due to a serious infection.  When I attempted to log-in today the forum did not recognize my email...

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  • Update Ish!

    Been absent from the forums for a while never fear I am back! loosing the will to live with the constant pain in my back and my sciatic nerve now also being a pain too. Throbbing pain down my left leg. Low lumbar spinal pain - L4/L5 disc dehydration as diagnosed 2015 MRI Scan! currently taking numerous...

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  • Lumbar decompression surgery

    I had Lumbar decompression surgery nearly 4 weeks ago and still have numb/tingly feelings in both feet and part way up my right leg just as before the operation, is this normal and how long before they disappear? Thanks

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  • St. Jude spinal cord stimulator, no pain relief

    hi, i had the st. Jude spinal cord stimulator implanted on May 16th, it is the newer one where you don't feel the vibration. I have gotten no pain relief, maby 5%.  It has helped with my siatic leg pain, but no relief for my lower back. I am in severe pain and the reps have pretty much chalked...

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  • Neurostimulators????

    Im on my second round of pain management doctors, My first set of pain management docs lead to a multi layer fusion in my neck. So i stopped going until i could no longer manage my pain in my lower back, which started to cause kidney issues and led to 10 percent kidney damage. So now i have been with...

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  • The Expandable Spacer

    Never heard of this until a month ago...thought it might help others... In 2015 I had a fusion of L3 through S1...45 years of hockey finally caught up to me.  Surgery was fine, wore a brace for a few months, kicked rehab's a$$, as usual.  Back's been great ever since.  Then...

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  • Problems with metal work from 1994 fusion.

    Hi I had a full spinal fushiom and ribs taken out. Many years ago now. But now I'm in agony. Neck lower back and also top of spine/Rib/ Metal work My new specialist thinks a hook or two may hanyoone off. Which I think he's probly right. Can't have an m r i last one I started to over...

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  • Scs.. malfunction

    I also deal with depression and depression and pain is not friends, don't like taking meds that's I've been having trouble with the aca have had it for a little over a year but have had it off for a 3 months do to it stop stimulating the areas of pain and went straight to my...

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  • Agonising lower back/lower leg pain

    Hi, I am 75 and have suffered with back pain for the past 30 years. This has resulted in leg pains during the day as well as night. My last lumbar MRI was in June last year. I fully expected a really bad report but it wasn’t as bad as to warrant further investigation. It just stated a lot of wear and...

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  • 2herniated discs 1 going ...spanish new treatment shock wave

    I've had these discs for lots of years. I went first in Preston and had wedge to hold up one disc from another. Then I paid out of my own pocket £7000 to have a decompression of 3\4 and 4\5, S1 going!! Jan 2010 was the op and went May for advice as I still had terrible pain. Arrived in Spain...

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  • Still no Resolve

    Where to start, i have had a bad back for over 2 years now. Finally i got to see a pain consultant who was very helpful, gave me the mri i had wanted and it turns out i have L4 - L5

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  • Severe pain after 3 level lumber fusion

    I had a three level lumbar fusion 5 weeks ago. Operation cured sciatic pain in my left leg, but immediately after I started to have pain in right groin. Since coming home the burning pain has increased and has spread around the hip and thigh muscles are going into spasm, and now my left hip has now started...

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  • Boston Scientific spinal cord stimulator woes?

    Hello all! I seen a discussion on this but it was years ago so I decided to start my own. I have had my Boston Scientific spinal cord stimulator implanted in my spine since October 2009 for RSD or CRPS (whichever you prefer to call it) in my left hand when the doctor who was treating me for neck pain...

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    Spinal Cord Stimulator

    Has anyone had a spinal cord stimulator,it has been one suggestion for my husband who is still suffering after 4 years after his first surgery, he has had a further op two years ago and is still suffering immense pain, has weakness in his leg and finds walking difficult and now needs a stick to walk...

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  • Has any of you tried cryotherapy for back pain?

    I have tried absolutely for my back pain. My first surgeon made a mess of my back on a simple laminectomy L3-L4. A couple months later I had a fusion from a different neurosurgeon, I still had pain but it helped a little. A year later I ruptured another disk L4-L5 and had another fusion. I have continued...

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  • Lumbar Stenosis or CES

    I've had herniated discs in my back for quite a while, I was diagnosed with mild-severe cervical stenosis as well as moderate stenosis in my lower back. Recently I've been having urinary incontinence, I can control when I have to use the restroom but have been having to go at least 3-4 times...

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  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Problems

    I have had my spinal cord stimulator since May and I am having a lot of nausea. I have to keep soda crackers with me all the time. The SCS was put in after I had ongoing pain after my spinal fusion. I had an injury from an auto accident. I have had issues with the settings put on the control box by the...

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  • Epidural Steroids/Facet Injections

    I've had severe cervical stenosis as well as herniated discs in my back. Prior to surgery I was told to try physical therapy, in which all honestly only makes my pain worse due to it being sore from exercising. The neurosurgeon recommended me to get epidural steroids and facet injections for pain...

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  • Spinal cord troubles...Spinal cord cancer

    Hi guys..Im 22 yrs old male in preddy good shape.But in the last few month maybe more then a year im having lump all over my body but mostly at my back spinal cord wich comes with pain and numbness sometimes..Im also having leg pain mostly at night...Of course as many of you here now im convinced that...

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  • Recovery from Lumbar decompression surgery

    Seven days ago I had Lumbar decompression surgery for a trapped nerve in my spine that caused leg pain plus numbness/pins and needles in my right leg and foot. When should i feel a positive efect from this surgery, todate  the  numbness/pins and needles has shown no improvement....

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  • Low back/buttock pain causing shin pain at night?

    Hi I am 75 and have had lower back pain/ stenosis for decades. Recently I’m having intense shin pain every night when trying to sleep, so much so I end up having to get up and stay up. I believe the shin pain may be coming from my lower back?? Im taking co-codamol and rubbing in Biofreeze along my lower...

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  • Issues that required removal of Nevro HF10?

    Hi y'all -   I am so grateful to have just found this site and hear y'all discuss your experiences with the spinal stimulators.  I have been in pain mgmt tx for 6 years after a catastrophic accident.   My anesthesiologist/pain drs pushed for me to get a stimulator implanted...

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  • Tapentadol weight loss

    Hello, I started on Tapentadol about 2 months ago, started on 50mg twice daily, increased to 50mg morning + 100mg at night as it wasn't doing enough to control pain at night. Before starting I had to come off the meds I had been taking, Amytriptaline and Pregabalin. I know that both of these drugs...

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  • The tiredness of my back is terrible

    My back especially around mid-back has been very tired, even sometimes very early in the morning, for about 7 weeks (since around 5 October 2017) even when my usual sitting and standing. It is coincidence with EMG NCV testing (a needle was inserted on 3 different area on my back) that was done on 3...

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  • Persistant pain after L1 compression fracture

    Hi, beginning of September 2014, I fell off a ladder (about 2m high), right on my lowerback/buttocks. I was diagnosed with a L1 compression fracture (anterior is compressed by 37%), was hospitalized for a week, and had to wear a back brace. November 11th, dr did an MRI because I was in so much pain....

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  • Pain in upper spine

    Hi I have had same problem for 3 months now but mine pain is 2 bones eh on my spine from my neck been taking ibuprofen and using voltarol gel. And nothing works been for xrays they came back normal I have appointment to see physio in 5 mths time but don't know what to do in mean time as I can't...

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  • Upper back pain - not muscle, no trauma?

    Hi, I am a 21 year old female and I have had pain in my back for nearly 5 months now. The pain started off feeling like a bruise on my spine, just above where a bra strap would sit, and I thought that it was just a bruise but I couldn't remember doing anything that would cause a bruise there, no...

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  • What kind of hip/lower back injury is this and how do i fix it

    Hello! I have been having this pain in the lower left hip/lowerback for a month or so now and I am starting to get very frustrated as to how it does not seem to want to go away... I have set my mind to do whatever it takes to fix the injury as it prevents me from doing any sort of heavy lifting in...

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