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Re: L 5

Re: L 5

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Posted by Dan on April 10, 2000 at 20:25:06:

In Reply to: Re: L 5 posted by Dennis to Paul on March 15, 2000 at 18:49:23:

: : : Has anyone mentioned a fusion? It would seem the most sensible thing to do. That way the two vertebrae around the L5 disc won't be hitting together with movement. They could use either steel rods and screws, or the new BAK or tintanium cages. I had a L2-4 fusion Feb. 2nd and am recovering wonderfully. It is not as bad as it is cracked up to be! I don't what you do for a living, but I work as a one-on-one therapist for people with Cerebral Palsy. I will be gonig back to work after only 8 weeks. It sure beats another year off work right? Have you doctors mentioned any treatments for you? Where abouts do you live? Please e-mail me back at Love2Flip@aol.com
: : : God Bless~Sara

: : Interesting to hear to sides...I have had 2 laminec. and a Fusion at L5-S1 back July 99. Still am suffering pretty severely. The pain is still as present as before fusion. I am currently trying injections ..which to this point have not worked. I did see that you mention S.S. and I have not been able to get a decision regarding Social..IT HAS BEEN HELL FOR ME. The Fusion consisted of RODS AND SCREWS.. I am being told I have to give it atleast a year. Any suggestions!
: : *Paul* (Out of work since 98,,severe cronic)

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: My family doctor has told me I quote "do not have a operation at my L-5" I am glad Sara is OK but I am 54. I am going to try to get Social Security Disability. My doctor said that there is even a possibility of me becoming paralized.I am setting up two diffrent appointments with spinal specialists. I live outside of San Antonio, Texas. I did want to ask you if you had an attorney helping you with your disability claim with social security? Paul, how old are you? beleieve it or not, that a big factor for disability. I know that nuts but even socical security will tell you that.Have you talked to anyone who has received SSD for their spine? I can't even find anyone who gets SSD for their back even though SS list spinal impairments as one of their major disabilies. Thanks for the information. Dennis At dclempa@aol.com





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