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Old 02-17-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I hear this term a lot when I hear the PRP/Stem Cell MD talk about regenerative medicine that he does. Many call in with failed back, neck, shoulders and hips/knee too (too degrees). Many are still in a lot of pain after these surgeries. I deal with a lot of back pain (no surgery ever done) and won't go there. Hip replacement left me with complications.. I know one lady who had back surgeries many yrs ago and she's some yrs older than me, but walks with a very twisted body. Says she really needed it many yrs ago.

https://paindoctor.com/conditions/fa...gery-syndrome/

Maybe some have back/neck surgery stories.
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Old 02-17-2018, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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My back surgery went just fine and I had no complications. I researched for the best doctor and type of procedure. I was painfree for 10 yrs until the rest of my back began to develop problems unrelated to the surgery.
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Old 02-20-2018, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I know one guy that walked in and rolled out a paraplegic, but that's an extreme example. But from what I've seen with people I know, surgery doesn't always fix the problem like they want or hope. Don't know what it is about spinal surgery like that.

With regards to people that I've known with knee and hip replacements, they almost universally are better off than they were beforehand a short while afterwards.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I know one guy that walked in and rolled out a paraplegic, but that's an extreme example. But from what I've seen with people I know, surgery doesn't always fix the problem like they want or hope. Don't know what it is about spinal surgery like that.

With regards to people that I've known with knee and hip replacements, they almost universally are better off than they were beforehand a short while afterwards.
Well common sense tells me when our body is cut, it is never the same in many other ways. I've heard comments that people can't bend their backs due to pins/screws etc...my back is pretty narely but I can bend it, stretch it and other things to keep it moving.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:34 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I know one guy that walked in and rolled out a paraplegic, but that's an extreme example. But from what I've seen with people I know, surgery doesn't always fix the problem like they want or hope. Don't know what it is about spinal surgery like that.
Well, the spine is so complex, your entire body is connected/dependent on it, and a slight injury or scar from a surgery can affect everything else, not just a limb. A former co-worker had a supposedly long term disk/vertebrae problem and finally had surgery. Don't remember the specifics, but I do remember he was still in pain afterwards. Years later a different orthopedist found that the original issue was his hip, not his spine. Had his hip replaced. Solved most of the problem. Scary stuff!
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:11 AM
 
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Every back surgery I've had has helped immensely, and I have no regrets.
When you're in severe pain just getting around, surgery (with a good doctor) can make a huge difference in ones quality of life.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:53 AM
 
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Several years ago I attended a seminar where the speaker was a well respected local spine surgeon. He talked all about conditions of the spine, remedies, exercises etc. He was EMPHATIC that surgery should ALWAYS be a last resort! He said it is ALWAYS better to keep what you have naturally and work with it if at all possible. But he did show slides of people who were really extreme and truly needed surgery to relieve pain, correct curvature and help them lead a normal life. I thought it was an excellent seminar. I was told years ago that I might one day need surgery to correct several issues I have, but at 68 have been able to avoid it through ongoing exercise, body work and keeping my weight down.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Every back surgery I've had has helped immensely, and I have no regrets.
When you're in severe pain just getting around, surgery (with a good doctor) can make a huge difference in ones quality of life.
Good for your experiences, one can have the BEST doctor/surgeon and still come out with complications..I did and I've talked about the hip replacement complications I live with and the surgeon came highly recommended. I live with a narley 79 yr old back which started to bother me at 18, but no surgery. Lots of fear in this lady for surgeries..I too have done a lot of body work over my lifetime. And we all have our thresholds of what we want to deal with.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:53 AM
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Yes, I have a bad lower-back.

I won't do any major surgery in this area, have heard too many horror stories. Fusion and then the other surrounding disks start failing from the extra stress......nope!
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Yes, I have a bad lower-back.

I won't do any major surgery in this area, have heard too many horror stories. Fusion and then the other surrounding disks start failing from the extra stress......nope!
And then there are those who go for another one and another one, it's a vicious cycle some go thru. Nope not for me. I've learned to live with it as I've aged and it's gotten worse with age and the hip job messed with the back too. Everything is connected.
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