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Total Spinal Reconstruction Surgery...T-2 to Pelvis

hillarytimmonshhillarytimmons Posts: 2
edited 06/12/2015 - 2:25 AM in Lower Back Pain
I am a 45 year old female and have a long history of back issues. I wore a cast during high school for scoliosis. I did not begin having severe pain until my 30's. I have run the gambit of pain therapies... Both heavy narcotics and opiates to holistic medicines ...as well as physical therapy and steroid injections and having a spinal stimulator implanted (which I LOVE). I have been to several renown surgeons who all say that spinal reconstruction is my only option. I have read two books on this complex procedure but have yet to speak with anyone who has had it. I would truly appreciate any one taking the time advise me on where to go from here. I feel that I will truly never be quite prepared for what's to come, but would like to make sure I've exhausted all efforts in preparation.
Hillary Timmons
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  • Hi Hillary, I am a 58 year old female and have had a total spinal reconstruction one year ago and am still recovering. I am much improved but have a way to go. I had a set back in August when I fell and fractured 4 bones in my pelvis region. Another surgery with instrumentation. Then in October my bone also g the rod I. My back snapped and dislocated the rod placed almost g my spine. I’ve worked hard d with my roadblocks and coming along with the help of a rollator walker. If I can get my bones stronger now I will really be on my way. Any questions you would like to ask, I will be happy to try and answer.

    Millie

  • LizLiz Posts: 9,709

    This is an old discussion created by a member no longer on the forum so I have to close it.

    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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