How do you find the balancebetween not rushing into majorspinal surgeries & being tooovercautious? I'm 33 and mydoctors want me to have 2 majorspinal surgeries, complete withrods and plates and artificial discreplacements and 6 monthrecovery time each..l know there'sa good chance these implants willneed upkeep within a decade..that puts me at only 43. I don'twant to spend the rest of my lifeundergoing surgery regularly. Theproblem is l'm in excruciating painconstantly and I can barelyfunction, it seems l've exhaustedall non-surgical treatment options,and my PM doctors have fallen victim to the CDC/DEA attack on painpatients and refuse to prescribeeven a slightly higher dose of painmedication (which actually helps) despite having my meddosage cut by 85% in about ayear. Any advice, experiences?
Intervertebral Disc Displacement
I'm going through the same thing with the pain medication situation and them wanting to do a disc replacement surgery. The only thing they give me is prednisone and lyrica and it doesn't actually help with my pain, one gives me a bit of energy and the other just makes me feel weird.
Maybe ask if cortisone shots are a good replacement for surgery?
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