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  • magullion
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    hi my name is john i am from ireland i have very bad back pain for the last 4 or 5 years.i have been in hospital a good few time the last time i was in hospital i was in there for 4 weeks and they still done nothing for me,i signed a consent form 3 times to get operation but they cancelled every time said i had too much morphine in my system and that was the reason they didn’t want to operate,i was up again since then and all they offered is epidural i got that and pain was back within a wk of injection i am so fed up i can not do much with my life i have 2 kids sean and shannon and it kills me that i can not play with them my wife is doing everything in the house i do not feel like a man at all. i had a MRI and my L5 is giving me all the pain it has moved 12 centimeters i have been on 18 tablets a day. but i have not taken them in a long time i feel so sick when i was on them.i am 34 years of age but feel like an 80 year old when i walk, i cant get out of bed in the mornings.i used to be a builder and i am 6ft 6ins in height 120kilos

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Your description sounds like you suffer from an isthmic spondylolisthesis (“my L5 is giving me all the pain it has moved 12 centimeters”). I understand the surgeons reluctance to operate when you are taking high doses of narcotic but if you have this diagnosis, an operation could very well be indicated. If you so desire, you could send your films to me and I can comment on them. Use the toll free 888 number (it works in some countries but not in others) or call the office directly at (970) 476-1100 (USA) to gain the shipping information.

    Dr. Corenman

    magullion
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    thank you very much Dr.Corenman for getting back to me,very much appreciate your time will work on it and get MRI and ct discs results to you,thank you

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