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3 days ago · Spine Lumbar fusion surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Had 5 vertebrae fused with rods and 8 screws. Lower lumbar. Suggest you ask for X-ray before next follow up. It will calm your mind. No pain immediately after but it creeps back. Not at incision but lower back and legs. Taking gabapentin and Tylenol. Getting better. I had stopped exercising and this was part of the problem. Sounds like you may be doing too much. Be kind to yourself. You need to move but you also need to rest. You just had an operation so give it some time to heal. You have a change to your support system. Took you awhile to learn how to use the first one as a baby. Give yourself time to learn how to use the reversion. God bless.

Wed, Mar 13 9:13am · Living with Neuropathy - Welcome to the group in Neuropathy

If the crystals inside your ear are out of alignment you can have vertigo. You need to see an ENT if you have this problem

Wed, Mar 13 5:27am · Spine Lumbar fusion surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Yes. Four months ago. How do you feel?

Wed, Mar 13 5:25am · Chronic pain in Chronic Pain

Hi Tasha. Tell us about yourself.

Wed, Mar 13 5:14am · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

I agree. Just need to get focused.

Tue, Mar 12 2:05pm · New pain after back surgery in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Four months since five vertebrae were fused. Felt good after surgery. Have pain in legs spasmodically. Dr prescribed gabapentin which seems to help. Operation on lower lumbar but tail bone aches. Have two bars and eight screws. Dr says it is back adjusting. New parts with old parts. I find sometimes I just have to rest. It can take up to a year to totally heal. Hard to be patient. 😊

Mon, Mar 11 7:37pm · Its just been two weeks, could this be Small fiber neuropathy? in Neuropathy

This is totally different but I need to share. I lost the use of my hands. I could not even write my name legible. My arms tingled and burned and felt numb at different times. I was not able to use my arms as normal. Bottom line. Doctor determined I had bone spurs on vertebrae in neck area. I had a cervical and spacers were put in my neck. I am not advising. I can only give you my experience. I did recover the use of my hands and arms. I do have dull pain in neck area probably due to arthritis. I am 82 years old and this was done 4 years ago. I would agree to do it again as I have been able to function. May not apply but I understand your frustration. Keep searching.

Mon, Mar 11 7:51am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hello. I am an 82 year old female. Four months ago I had a back operation. I now have two rods and eight screws. Four years ago they put spacers in my neck. I have pain in neck and shoulders. I also have pain in lower back below the operation area. I am functioning. Praise God. They fused five discs and it was successful.