TO TXFMMOM

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kirschbaum26, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. kirschbaum26

    kirschbaum26 New Member

    Dear TXFMMOM:

    I laughed so hard when I read your post regarding spinal stenosis...I could just see my ortho doc saying the same thing! I went to him for a 2nd opinion before having fusion surgery through Kaiser in LA. He laughed and said that he could finance a very expensive new boat by doing the procedures that I would be needing! He told me to wait until I could not turn my head, as that is about what I would be left with after having everything fused. I was just 33 at the time, and that was 10+ years ago and I still have not had any spinal surgery.

    He also told me that my body had attempted to compensate for the damage in my neck by building bone spurs and calcium deposits to protect the spinal column in the places that were especially screwed up.

    Ingrid
  2. kirschbaum26

    kirschbaum26 New Member