Lower spine pain after robotic Prostate removal

Posted by stantallusa @stantallusa, May 21 1:03pm

I had prostate removed using the robotic assistant in April 2018. Before surgery I lifted weights and walked between 5 and 10 miles per day. I have been a cripple ever since. No explanation from surgeons or other docs I have visited. I have had chiropractic treatments and physical therapy with no help. Had injections and finally nerve burning done. Temp relief at best. Now looking into some sort of stimulator being surgically implemented. I am hesitant to do this. Anyone have any suggestions? Thx

@stantallusa, I added your question to the Spine Health group (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/spine-health/) as well as the Prostate Cancer group. In the spine health group you will find several discussions about spinal stimulators. For example:
– Comparison of Spinal Cord Stimulators from Boston Sci., Nevro https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/comparison-of-spinal-cord-stimulators-from-boston-sci-nevro/
– Has anyone tried the HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation Device? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hf-10-spinal-cord-stimulation-device-relieves-back-and-leg-pain/
– Has anyone had the Stimwave spine stimulator installed? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/has-anyone-any-had-the-stim-wave-installed/

Stan, it sounds like the source or cause of the pain remains unknown. Is surgery an option?

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I want to avoid that. Ever person I have talked to that had back surgery said they would never do it again. Thanks for the info. I am going to look into the stimulation. Thanks again

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