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Old 03-09-2007, 11:50 AM   #1
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I made a mistake with necleoplasty procedure

A few months ago, I had some pain when I need to bend down to do something for a period of time, like fixing things around the house in an awwark position. The pain usually went away in a day or two.

I went and see a pain management doctor. He ordered an MRI and told me that I had a herniated disc. So he recommended nucleplasty. I was naive to belive that since it is a minimally invasive procedure, I had nothing to lose by trying.

Three months later, I still have loer back pain when I sit more than 30'. I did not have this pain before. Before it was an inconvenience I could live with. Now it is pain that limit my sitting down and do work.

The dr told me today that the procedure has healed by now so I may have to live with this pain. I am depressed. I brought this to myself. I am hoping that this pain will go away with time. Does anyone have the similar experience?

The pain is not that bad but it is unticeable that I have to get up, stand or lay down.

Boy I made a mistake. I should have gone fopr a 2nd opinion and should not have touched the back.

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Old 03-09-2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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Re: I made a mistake with necleoplasty procedure

I second that second opinion. Never accept that you have to live with pain until you have explored all your options.

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Old 03-09-2007, 03:46 PM   #3
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Re: I made a mistake with necleoplasty procedure

I second their seconds or should I just say I agree that a second opinion is in order. Chronic pain is something that is not pleasent to live with. I have had chronic pain for a year that has really limited my activities and taxed my whole life.

Keep seeking answers until you find someone that will help you.

Old 03-09-2007, 06:13 PM   #4
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Re: I made a mistake with necleoplasty procedure

I am guessing the PM did this procedure and not a spine doc???

I also highly recommend you go and see a spine surgeon.. ortho or neuro.. but make sure it's a spine doc.

You need to find out what's going on in there. I hope you feel and better and please let us know.

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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Re: I made a mistake with necleoplasty procedure

I agree with the other post. You should seek another opinion and not let that sit, because you should not just have to LIVE with it.

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