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hypnotic golferhhypnotic golfer Posts: 1
edited 05/26/2015 - 4:19 AM in New Member Introductions
hi have just found this very informative forum i was supposed to have spinal surgery last week but it was cancelled because the anaesthetist at the high risk clinic has postponed the operation for a year due to the stents inserted + having clopidogrel medication prescribed for the year which cannot be stopped so now have to wait for a whole year. so now not looking forward to a further year of pain and more pain killers, thanks for this website i will be able to find other persons with the same problems and gain knowledge and help from others so thank you all

welcome to spine-health

it would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. so many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. the more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

here are some questions that you should answer:
  • - when did this first start?- was it the result of an accident or trauma?- what doctors have you seen? (orthopedic, neurosurgeon, spine specialist, etc)- what conservative treatments have you had? which ones?- what diagnostic tests have you had? and their results (mri, ctscan, xray, emg, etc)- what medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)- has surgery been discussed as an option? (if so, what kind)- is there any nerve pain/damage associated?- what is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.

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please remember that no one at spine-health is a formally trained medical professional.
everything that is posted here is based on personal experiences and perhaps additional research.
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  • - analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie mri, ctscan, xray, etc)- medical advice of any kind- recommendations in terms of medications, treatments, exercises, etc

what could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
you should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.

it is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). it is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are
i’ve had this for years, it hurts, i cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should i get?

diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. in many ways its like a game of clue. especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. the doctor is like a detective. they need clues to help them move along. so, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. that is like it is here. without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

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--- ron dilauro, spine-health system moderator : 05/26/15 10:21 est


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,268
    edited 05/27/2015 - 9:31 AM
    Your user name may indicate you are missing out on some activities you love. :)

    What a bummer to have surgery postponed for that length of time.

    Did you want to comment more about your conditions....ex the stents?

    This site is indeed full if info.

    Also, the this site, upper right on so helpful.
    You type in your concerns, and you may be led to old posts, articles, videos. They are in every person kind of language..easy to understand.
    Sometimes with more info, it brings questions to my mind that I bring to doctor during my visit. So it's been very helpful to me.

    Sorry about your pain and frustration. You're not alone.. Hang in there!
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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