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Old 08-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #1
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Hi im 34 years old and have several things wrong with my spine.im recovering from a discectomy and have re-injured the disc I had surgery on.I dont want to go through the surgery again so doc wants to do cortisone. Injections. I have had lumbar epidurals, lumbar facet block and no releif so far.anyone have results from cortisone? I have bulges at l3,4,5,s1,degenerative disc disease,scoliosis, tears and a fissure.need some advice.doc wants to do several more surgeries. And I am a single mom of a two year old I need to be able to care for.im so frustrated.please. help.

 
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The cortisone injection is the same process as a facet block and is an ESI (epidural steroid injection)...so it sounds like you have been through this previously.

How did you reherniate the disc post surgery?

 
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I believe my daughter jumped into my lap causing me to jerk my back.ofcourse. I've been so good at not picking her up and that happens! Wow this is not good news.thank you for your quick reply!

 
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Do you know what other surgeries the doctor wants to do?

 
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He said surgery for the tears and degeneration. Im not sure what they are called.

 
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He said surgery for the tears and degeneration. Im not sure what they are called.im concerned because I've heard this doctor loves to do surgery.

 
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It is always a good idea to get more than one opinion before proceeding with surgery. Some surgeons are much more eager to cut than others.

 
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It concerns me when someone says the "doctor loves to do surgeries."

I don't know what your insurance coverage is or where you live. Do you have access to a major teaching hospital?

I always believe it's best to get a 2nd or 3rd opinion if warranted. It is also important to have confidence in the surgeon himself. Is the doctor conservative? What does he specialize in? Is he a specialist in spine related issues? To me surgery should only be done after all other options have been considered. Spine surgery is extremely complex and delicate.

Please look into other doctors for other opinions. I always go for other opinions & I learned that the hard way. Even if I am seeing a doctor that is considered "top notch" I will get other opinions. It's better to be safe then sorry............

 
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