Lower spine pain after robotic Prostate removal

Posted by stantallusa @stantallusa, May 21, 2021

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

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I have been talking to a Dr about stem cell injections for my pain problems. Anyone here have any expectations with Stem cell injections?

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@stantallusa

Thanks. I am trying desperately to get an appointment at Mayo. I realize that most doctors only treat symptoms. No dr here, and I have been to way too many, has ever tried to figure out how a physical very healthy male can go from lift weights and walking 10 miles per day to a cripple in 24 hours. I really think Mayo is my only hope. Thanks for the response.

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Absolutely the same with my husband. Last time I saw him strong, fit was the day of operation, 2 years ago. Since then I have a cripple, who gets straight with difficulties and can not sleep because of the constant pain.

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@stantallusa

I have been talking to a Dr about stem cell injections for my pain problems. Anyone here have any expectations with Stem cell injections?

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Stan,
Stem cell therapy for musculoskeletal regeneration conditions is making progress. Some treatments are available today and others in the near future (hopefully). You can read more about what Mayo Clinic is doing here:
– Regenerative Medicine https://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/patient-care/regenerative-medicine-therapeutic-suites

There is a great deal of hope and a great deal of hype about stem cell treatment. There are many fraudsters out there. That is why Mayo Clinic offers a free consult service. When you call the consult service, they will tell you about the availability of approved stem cell therapy at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere, and for what conditions. They can also tell you about research studies that are actively recruiting participants. Furthermore, you can add your name to a database to be notified when additional studies and information become available. You can learn more about the Consult Service here http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/patient-care/clinical-services/regenerative-medicine-consult-service.
Or call 1-844-276-2003 to speak with one of Mayo's experts.

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@baibaelizabete

Absolutely the same with my husband. Last time I saw him strong, fit was the day of operation, 2 years ago. Since then I have a cripple, who gets straight with difficulties and can not sleep because of the constant pain.

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I have an appointment on may 10 with the Mayo pain center in minasota. . Any way I could get an appointment with the stem cell dr on the same day ?

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@colleenyoung

Stan,
Stem cell therapy for musculoskeletal regeneration conditions is making progress. Some treatments are available today and others in the near future (hopefully). You can read more about what Mayo Clinic is doing here:
– Regenerative Medicine https://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/patient-care/regenerative-medicine-therapeutic-suites

There is a great deal of hope and a great deal of hype about stem cell treatment. There are many fraudsters out there. That is why Mayo Clinic offers a free consult service. When you call the consult service, they will tell you about the availability of approved stem cell therapy at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere, and for what conditions. They can also tell you about research studies that are actively recruiting participants. Furthermore, you can add your name to a database to be notified when additional studies and information become available. You can learn more about the Consult Service here http://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/patient-care/clinical-services/regenerative-medicine-consult-service.
Or call 1-844-276-2003 to speak with one of Mayo's experts.

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@baibaelizabete

Absolutely the same with my husband. Last time I saw him strong, fit was the day of operation, 2 years ago. Since then I have a cripple, who gets straight with difficulties and can not sleep because of the constant pain.

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Was it Prostate removal? Robotic?

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@stantallusa

Was it Prostate removal? Robotic?

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Yes. Robotic, non nerve sparing , left him with 100% incontinence. He has Stage III a. From that day forward not a single night without the back pain. Must be he does not complain hard enough because his doctors do not "hear". Finally we got to to the point to "install" artificial sphincter, since he does not feel the need to go to the bathroom.

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@baibaelizabete

Yes. Robotic, non nerve sparing , left him with 100% incontinence. He has Stage III a. From that day forward not a single night without the back pain. Must be he does not complain hard enough because his doctors do not "hear". Finally we got to to the point to "install" artificial sphincter, since he does not feel the need to go to the bathroom.

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That is so sad. I have no problem in that area but I can’t really walk any more. Pain is just horrible.

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@baibaelizabete

Absolutely the same with my husband. Last time I saw him strong, fit was the day of operation, 2 years ago. Since then I have a cripple, who gets straight with difficulties and can not sleep because of the constant pain.

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Did anyone tell him what went so horribly wrong? I get no answers.

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