Back surgery?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)
  1. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    I am going to be going to the doctor soon to ask for an Xray and maybe MRI because I am seriously contemplating of getting back surgery.  I have a hub on what I have but for those who haven't read it, I have kyphosis of the spine.  I have had years of back exercises and chiropracter visits but still I am in pain most days in my neck and back because of it. And if I want kids, I need a strong back but I don't. I even have a hard time picking up things. Not even supposed to pick up heavy things such as kids but as a Preschool teacher I do.

    So I have been reading up on back surgeries and of course am scared.  There is even laser surgery that I am reading up on.

    Has anyone else ever had back surgery for any kind of back issues? Any advice for a scared person who is thinking about doing it?

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image57
      Davinagirl3posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My husband has Ankylosing Spondylitis and it is excruciating for him to get out of bed every morning.  I guess the degree of pain would determine how ready you are for surgery.  I am going to have to read up on your condition, but if you have tried everything else, I would really consider surgery.  You don't deserve to be in pain all the time.  You should be able to enjoy your life to the fullest.  Once you find out all the risks of surgery, you can make more of an informed decision, but personally, I would look into it.  I know how awful back pain can be.

  2. Anti-Valentine profile image94
    Anti-Valentineposted 9 years ago

    My brother was thinking of having back surgery, but he was put off because he heard from someone else who had it that they opened him/her up from the front to work on the spine.

    The doctor said if he would just lose weight he wouldn't have to have the surgery.

  3. elainevc profile image60
    elainevcposted 9 years ago

    I know what its like, even though i might not have you same condition. I suffer from scoliosis (thatrt when your spine is curved) and have undergone the back surgery. I understand the fear you are going through but listen to me.. Don't worry too much, it wont get you anywhere. My operation went well, i had a great surgen and my scar isnt such an eyesore either. It's something that had to be done in order to live a better life smile I have definetly improved my way of living with much less pain than in the past, 6years ago that is. I wont lie to you, i still have my good and bad day when it comes to back pain, but its definitivly and improvement. Have courage my friend smile

    1. profile image0
      Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      thanks! and yea kyphosis is also known as hunchback....it curves way out then way back in at the bottom. It's a pain in the ass whenever I get in acar accident, thankfully only 2. And also when I go on rides at theme parks because my spine curves out a lot and hits the back of the rides...owie lol

      I will read more about it and talk to a doctor. Thanks again for your story as well as some courage. :-)

  4. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    Thanks Davinagirl3. tell your hubby I'm sorry he has to suffer as well. And yes definitely going to read more into it.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)