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2 spinal fusions L3-S-1,herniated disc at T-11&12

Posted by dusty on November 03, 1999 at 22:30:25:

I have had 2 fusions done from L3 to S1. I now have 2 herniated discs at the T11 and 12 level. have dailey constant pain, numbness in my legs with tingling also.Being treated with Butalbital and valium to no avail. where can I go from here??



Re: 2 spinal fusions L3-S-1,herniated disc at T-11&12

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 04, 1999 at 12:49:13:

In Reply to: 2 spinal fusions L3-S-1,herniated disc at T-11&12 posted by dusty on November 03, 1999 at 22:30:25:

Hi, dusty.

This is what so frequently happens when the causes of your condition are not addressed.

See the archives link I have prepared for you below and THEN, when you have more questions, write again.

Walt



Re: 2 spinal fusions L3-S-1,herniated disc at T-11&12

Posted by dusty on November 23, 1999 at 00:26:41:

In Reply to: Re: 2 spinal fusions L3-S-1,herniated disc at T-11&12 posted by Walt Stoll on November 04, 1999 at 12:49:13:

I was injured while breaking up a fight between 2 inmates at the prison I worked at. I had a fracture at the L-4 vertabrae.The first fusion I had was done by grafting bone from my hip. It did not fuse. Another fusion in 93, to repair the first done in 91. Neither has worked. I am only 36 and find life very difficult at this point. My doctor knows how I feel about another operation,I don't want it done unless it is needed.I suffer daily with constant pain and numbness,trouble with my bladder,problems walking.I completed 4 different rehab programs to no avail.Please offer advice. Thank You,Dusty.



Re: 2 spinal fusions L3-S-1,herniated disc at T-11&12 ARCHIVE under spinal.

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 24, 1999 at 10:22:11:

In Reply to: Re: 2 spinal fusions L3-S-1,herniated disc at T-11&12 posted by dusty on November 23, 1999 at 00:26:41:

Hi, Dusty.

Even though your original problem was caused by an acute injury, this is no reason to consider that that is the only factor impinging on your mechanism. There is SOME reason why 2 fusions did not work and still the doc is recommending a 3rd without helping you understand WHY this is ruining your life. Remember: "To a hammer, everything looks like a nail!"

SO, the first thing is for you to start learning what your doc knows but is not taking the time to tell you: Go to the link to the archives I have prepared for you below and go to the glossary for any unfamiliar terms.

This is likely going to take you a number of hours but, if you knew in the beginning what you know now, I am sure you would gladly have spent several times this amount of effort to avoid what has happened already. I predict that, if you do not learn and apply this information, that your future life will be a lot worse than you have experienced already.

In addition to what you will learn with the above, you would be wise to go to your library and learn about Feldenkrais or Alexander Technique since practicing either one of them would make anything else you do work faster and better.

Even with learning and doing this stuff, you may STILL have to have more surgery. However, at least this time you would have a lot better chance of having a successful outcome since the aggravating factors would have been already dealt with.

THEN, if you still have more questions, write again.

Walt



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