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Old 04-18-2015, 11:28 PM
AZMtnman AZMtnman is offline
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I've read about injections but haven't pursued it with my doctor. For me, I think facet issues are secondary to the progressively bulging discs. But I do plan to look into it more.

How long have the injections helped before the effect wears off?

My doctor does seem to have a pattern - do nothing for as long as you can and when you can't take it anymore, then fuse. I'm sure there are some very positive fusion stories but as someone who leads a pretty active life, it is disturbing for me to consider possibilities like not being able to mountain bike or backpack.

I'm definitely in need of another opinion. Logistically, how do people contact remote clinics? These people seem so busy. Do most just reply to email, or setup a consultation via phone?
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