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Old 01-26-2013, 11:45 PM   #5
SD Backache
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 10
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Re: 4 Back Surgeries and Still In Pain

Hi Cathy,

I did wear a brace, looked like a tortoise shell, for many months, until the bone began growing at the fusion site. Then my surgeon slowly weaned me from the brace. I don't think my surgeon will release me anytime soon. I have been going there since 2001 and still have problems with my cervical spine that we haven't dealt with yet.

Can't do steroid injections, cause way too many physical problems that take months to resolve and the dangerously high blood pressure, just make it not worth the risks.

I haven't heard of LA med or opana, what type of pain medication is that?