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Board: Back Problems 05-21-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,881
Posted By mammaof2
Re: Steroids (pill) question?

i have been on it for my back 2x, and my skin 3x.
i did notice it helped for my back, but it is short term, once you wean down, the pain comes right back. my hubby always made fun of me, and my roid...
Board: Back Problems 05-07-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,856
Posted By mammaof2
Re: New artificial disc product??

kind of different, but my surgeon is talking about doing a titanium implant...but nothing really gets injected, so i dont know if that counts.
Board: Back Problems 05-01-2007, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,973
Posted By mammaof2
Re: titanium disc replacement anyone

thank you sooo much!! it seems great so far, the recovery. can i ask which insurance you had, and the cost?? my surgeon said that most insurances dont cover it, so i'm shopping around now. i heard it...
Board: Back Problems 04-26-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,973
Posted By mammaof2
Re: titanium disc replacement anyone

i have looked into it, and i think i would rather do this than the fusion. i just havent spoken to anyone w/it yet. the long term studies prove better than a fusion..less chance of reoperating, more...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 04-24-2007, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,686
Posted By mammaof2
Re: Both Hands Stiff And Hurt Every Morning

I Am Also Very Swollen At Night, And When I Wake Up Its Aweful. I Think It May Be The Neurontin, It Got Worse When I Increased The Dose..
Just So You Know, Next Time You Get The Iv, They Can Numb...
Board: Back Problems 04-23-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,973
Posted By mammaof2
titanium disc replacement anyone

Well, my neurosurgeon said he would like to do a titanium disc replacement (or some other kind, I forget) on me rather than a fusion. I think I would choose that surgery over the fusion, from what he...
Board: Back Problems 04-23-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,153
Posted By mammaof2
Re: Questions about facet joint injections

i agree about the sedation. i had 3 levels done each side 4x. 2x were sedated, and 2 were not.
it makes it so much easier...its just scary to sit there and anticipate the needle going in, and so...
Board: Back Problems 02-03-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 110,307
Posted By mammaof2
Re: Muscle Relaxers: Flexeril vs. Soma

i have been on both for a while. soma i've been on for 3 yrs. it doesn't work as well after a while, but i like it b/c i don't feel funny. maybe only for like 30min. it seems better if i'm driving,...
Board: Back Problems 01-06-2007, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,594
Posted By mammaof2
Re: Cortisone Epidural, Weight Gain, Emotion

my pain dr said no more than 6/yr.
but along w/those cortisone injections, i was also recieving facet inj. which he said was ok, b/c it was different meds. who knows, it seems like everyone tells me...
Board: Back Problems 01-05-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,629
Posted By mammaof2
Re: Zanaflex

i just posted on the discogram quiestion also. i'm in the same boat, on my way to the discogram...anyway, i used that medication for about 3 yrs. what i didnt like, and my husband also, was that...
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