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Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-10-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,430
Posted By faubs110
Re: Spinal fusion ... Anterior Cervical Discectomy

sorry doug haven't been around for awhile...i saw dr. bederson who is the vice president of neurosurgey from mt. sinai in manhattan. he was cool in the beginning but after the surgery he turned into...
Board: Hernia 11-20-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 16,205
Posted By faubs110
Re: how long does the first cervical fusion last before another disc herniates

fusion may or may not add additional stress to the adjacent levels next to the fusion site......depends on what doctors you believe....some go with the domino effect some don't......i too worried...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-18-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,430
Posted By faubs110
Re: Spinal fusion ... Anterior Cervical Discectomy

young and healthy yes but i will not lie to you....my recovery was long....i didn't feel normal until the 2 year mark....to be honest i still am always stiff...if i had to do it again i'd run...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 11-17-2007, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,430
Posted By faubs110
Re: Spinal fusion ... Anterior Cervical Discectomy

i see no need for a halo....that's usually only for patients with fractures of the cervical vertebrae....seems to me from the mri that c5-6 and c6-7 are the problems....traction is not all that...
Board: Urology 11-15-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,137
Posted By faubs110
Re: Need some advice on frequent urination

man my decrease never lasts and it does ****in suck......so i share the pain.....hopefully the one lucky day that i find a cure i'll be sure to pass it on......do ask your dr for imipramine (not sure...
Board: Urology 11-10-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,137
Posted By faubs110
Re: Need some advice on frequent urination

they say the oab meds can take up 12 weeks to work but i don't buy it cause i was on it for years and they never worked.....what natural pills are you taking?
Board: Urology 11-08-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,137
Posted By faubs110
Re: Need some advice on frequent urination

i don't know what your insurance is like but if you can fire the ******* and find someone your comfortable with....luckily my insurance allows me to see whomever whenever without referrals...if i...
Board: Urology 11-07-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,137
Posted By faubs110
Re: Need some advice on frequent urination

well the valium didnt help although i did enjoy the i don't give a damn about anything feeling they provide.......went to my primary doc for some unrelated stuff and he's insistant on finding...
Board: Urology 11-02-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,137
Posted By faubs110
Re: Need some advice on frequent urination

nothing has calmed the symptoms at all......i even have some urological "expert" from the long island jewish urological center stumped....they put me on two mgs of valium 3x a day....some nonsense...
Board: Urology 10-25-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,137
Posted By faubs110
Re: Need some advice on frequent urination

bro i know your pain....i have the same exact symptoms u describe nailed to the t for the past 4 years.......started when i was 26.......had every test from the urologist including the urodynamics...
Board: Back Problems 08-23-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,897
Posted By faubs110
Re: please help interpret MRI!

Surgery is always the last resort. If it were just pain I wouldn't expect to hear the word surgery but the neuro symptoms you explain may need surgical care so that they don't get worse or become...
Board: Back Problems 08-23-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,897
Posted By faubs110
Re: please help interpret MRI!

Disk dissecation is basically degenerate disc disease. As you age the disc loses it's internal matter or dehydrates leaving less cushion between your vertebrae. Both discs are bulging impinging the...
Board: Back Problems 05-21-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,199
Posted By faubs110
Re: My appointment at ***, NYC

Just As An Fyi Dr. Camissa Is The Consulting Surgeon For The Ny Giants And Various Other Sports Teams When It Comes To The Spine.....so You're In Good Hands As Far As Reputation Goes
Board: Back Problems 04-19-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,017
Posted By faubs110
Re: Car Accident: L5-S1 Back Pain & Numbness in Legs & Feet!! HELP ASAP

your bowel and bladder problems may stem from your meds.....hydrocodone is generic for vicodin.....which can constipate you and cause urinary retention....same for the muscle relaxers.....u should...
Board: Back Problems 01-21-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,404
Posted By faubs110
Re: Why or why not have back surgery

i wouldn't always discount surgery......although its not always the best option...i have a friend who had a lami on l4-5 and went from walking with a cane (age 27) to no pain at all (3 years)....so...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-21-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,844
Posted By faubs110
Re: Not wearing a neck brace after ACDF?

i had the surgery june/2004 at the age of 27...c5-7...just woke up with a stiff neck and it progressed to me losing strength in my entire right arm...i was a big weightlifter so i noticed the loss...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-21-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 19,844
Posted By faubs110
Re: Not wearing a neck brace after ACDF?

i didn't have one....same surgery.....the plate is supposed to help with the fusion and possibly eliminate the need for a brace
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 12-17-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,614
Posted By faubs110
Re: Corpectomy OR Discectomy????

STAY AWAY FROM THE CORPECTOMY......they take out the disk like an acdf but they remove the vertebrae itself as well.....big concern for paralysis with that operation....from what ur stating the mri...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 01-24-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,666
Posted By faubs110
Re: WalkFit orthotics, anyone?? Do they work?

Forget The Shipping They Sell Them In Target For 17.99.....well In N.y.c. Anyway..........they're Hard To Get Use To.....they Hurt For Awhile....i Used Them For A Nerve Entrapment Onthe Inside Of The...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 01-12-2006, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,001
Posted By faubs110
Re: So HAPPY I had ACDF!!! Listen to this!!!

I HAD A C5-6 C6-7 ACDF IN JUNE 04.....IT HASN'T BEEN All PEACHES AND CREAM BUT I'D FIGURED I'D SHARE MY EXPERIENCE......FOR THE MOST PART I WAS LUCKY BECAUSE MY SYMPTOMS PROGRESSED SO FAST THAT...
Board: Foot & Ankle Problems 11-08-2005, 06:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,276
Posted By faubs110
baxter's release surgery

been through the gambit of foot dr's......one thought it was heel spurs the other p.f. then the other a lower back problem..........have had pain for last 6 months on the inner heel of both...
Board: Fibromyalgia 09-01-2005, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By faubs110
is it fibro???

Hello and good evening from nyc...this is my 1st time posting and could use some help........i'm going to see the a rheumotologist on 9/22 but i was wondering if i ran down my symptoms could someone...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 07-28-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 33,706
Posted By faubs110
Re: Nerve Block Injections vs cervical fusion?

well i can't comment on life in the 40's since i am only 28..........i do get a tight feeling in the throat sometimes but nothing too severe......just be careful how much u bite and chew......it was...
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