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Common Pain Management Procedures



  • Thanks Bruce
    what do you know about interlaminar fenestration?
    From what I can find out, it sounds like a less invasive version of laminotomy.
    Perhaps it is only a term used in some parts of the world (I'm in the UK)

    I've just had it used on my spine, levels L3/L4 and L5/S1 to decompress nerves and cord, at the same time as laminectomy and PLIF on L4/L5 to treat my spondylolisthesis.

    Keep up the good work on this site :-)
  • I've had all kinds of epederal injections, facet joints, rhizotomy's, plus 6 surgeries. with 3 fusions. I tried the pain patch & no luck, now we are going to try the pain pump. Anyone out there have used this?
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  • Well done Bruce, this info is useful for all members from the newbie, to the most seasoned members
    One type of injection I did not notice is the caudal epidurals. I only mention this as I have had 5 over the past 5 years. It is not as widely practiced as the others you mentioned. They were helpful for me in providing meds, steroids, and other good stuff to multi-level lumbar region (mine were actually performed by NS not PM). Also was done in an OR on a call table that tilted to aid in proper distribution of meds.

  • ** meant COOL table, that tilted.
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  • I had Rfa procedure done on Monday and although it was quite painful in certain areas a my doctor inserted into some of he neves, i am in a more pain now. I understood hs would be the case but now I have excruciating groin pain and pain in my sacroiliac joint which is abnormal by he way. I currently taking 60mg of morphine twice a day but this not stopping he pain and have been taken it here times a day but now afraid to run out before I supposed to.
  • I've had my pump now for 23 days and I am at a loss about what to think. They are having trouble titrating my flow up because I become to sedated. I know it hasn't even been a month yet, but my pain is chasing me around and around. Does anyone have any advice?
  • Bruce said:
    It was my pleasure :)
    I really appreciate this. I was wondering if you have a listing for DLIF inter body lumbar fusion?
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