BRANDYBParticipantFebruary 11, 2018 at 6:29 pmPost count: 2
I had surgery in July of 2017, 7 months ago. I had Spinal Stenosis (Cervical) with no fusion and I am still having severe pain in my neck,legs and back. I am on oxycodone 10mg every 4 hours and methocarbam 750mg every 4 hours. My surgeon said it would take 6 months to a year before I would feel any relief from the surgery. He took out 4 bones that I know of, he said if I did not have the surgery that I would end up in a wheelchair later on. I am having severe problems with this as I have not been able to drive since the surgery and I have severe problems with my arms,back and legs being very weak. I can not leave the house without my walker and using a motorcart in the store and by the time I get home I am in such pain that it brings me to crying even though I had only been in town for maybe an hour or two. At times of that much pain I have to resort to taking two oxycodone which would be 20mg and it takes almost 2 hours before it even starts to help.I am not able to do any type of housework or going outside to do any type of exercise. Before the surgery I was very active and now I am totally dependent on my husband to take care of me and do everything.I am in physical therapy and it does not seem to be helping.
So, my question is, is there anything that can be done to help me? Maybe the dr. can go back in and put pins or something to support my neck like it used to be? I am desperate here living in pain 24/7. I do not want to live like this!Dr. CorenmanModeratorFebruary 11, 2018 at 6:50 pmPost count: 6086
If you had a posterior cervical laminectomy (removal of the posterior elements to open the spinal canal), hopefully you did not have cervical kyphosis (a reversed curve in the neck). If you did have this reversed curve, the neck can bend further forward making the neck more painful. Even if you had a normal neck curve, occasionally this reversal can occur leading to further neck pain. You need a repeat set of X-rays and new MRI to start.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!BRANDYBParticipantFebruary 11, 2018 at 7:21 pmPost count: 2Dr. CorenmanModeratorFebruary 11, 2018 at 7:33 pmPost count: 6086
Sorry but cant allow hyperlinks off this site. Paste a copy of your MRI and X-ray reports here.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.If this forum has helped you, please let Dr. Corenman know!
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