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Tue, Jul 14 12:48pm · Harrington Rod and lower back pain in Spine Health

Hi There!! It's been 18 months since my revision surgery. My doctor replaced both rods and only a few screws. I am 69 years old, and resigned to just be grateful for the help I've received. My life is challenging but at least I am only taking tylenol or ibuprophen for pain now. My advice to you is to do exactly what your doctor told you to do. I was offered Tymlos, but the side effect of maybe losing teeth scared me off!!! Good luck to you and I hope you have a healthy future!!!

Feb 24, 2017 · Morton's Neuroma in Bones, Joints & Muscles

I had a Morton”s neuroma surgically removed many years ago. THe pain was instantly gone. THe healing was not hard. I would get it out if you can find a surgeon!

Feb 19, 2017 · Harrington Rod and lower back pain in Spine Health

Hi everyone, I am currently taking Tramadol for pain, Tizanidine for muscle spasms, and Gabepentin for nerve conduction. I am riding a stationary bike for 10 to 15 minutes almost daily, walking 15-20 minutes almost daily and doing some abdominal exercises and stretches I was given by my physical therapist. I was recently “graduated” from physical therapy, I didn’t agree with that decision. I found a Brooks re-hab here in Daytona because I know their strong affiliation with Mayo Clinic, where I had my surgery in Jacksonville. I use a large ice pack and also use a heating pad for relief. But, I am still miserable with strong muscle tension that feels like its pulling me down, from my 10th thorasic vertebre through my low back. It’s excruciating and the only thing that gives me comfort is to sit down or lie down. I am really frustrated, I would love to hear what others do that I might try for relief. Thank you for hearing me. On the outside I look like I am fine, others do not understand how much this pain keeps me from being myself, living my life. My body has changed, in that my rear is disappearing, flat back syndrome I think it is called. I am fused into both of my pelvic bones. I would appreciate any input. Thank you all!!

Feb 17, 2017 · Harrington Rod and lower back pain in Spine Health

Hello, I had Harrington Rod placement and spinal fusion in June, 2016. I am 66 years old, having a difficult recovery. Is there anyone else out there with problems related to muscle spasms and chronic pain with this surgery?