ultraviolet

566d

How do you find the balance between not rushing into major spinal surgeries & being too overcautious? I'm 33 and my doctors want me to have 2 major spinal surgeries, complete with rods and plates and artificial disc replacements and 6 month recovery time each..l know there's a good chance these implants will need upkeep within a decade.. that puts me at only 43. I don't want to spend the rest of my life undergoing surgery regularly. The problem is l'm in excruciating pain constantly and I can barely function, it seems l've exhausted all non-surgical treatment options, and my PM doctors have fallen victim to the CDC/DEA attack on pain patients and refuse to prescribe even a slightly higher dose of pain medication (which actually helps) despite having my med dosage cut by 85% in about a year. Any advice, experiences?

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    • Sheridanbrin

      515d

      Maybe ask if cortisone shots are a good replacement for surgery?

    • Brittanie

      552d

      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.

    • Brittanie

      552d

      😥

    • Sheridanbrin

      515d

      Maybe ask if cortisone shots are a good replacement for surgery?

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