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Do I Need A Letter of Release from Surgeon?



  • for what it's worth...to expand on Munkzilla's Rx suggestion, with Walgreen's (don't know who you have), the pharmacy can print up to 12 months...and can get a phone number to call to get the past 3 years (or it may be 5, I'm not sure) worth of Rx fills...the 3-5 year information does take about a week, though

    anyway, good luck and I hope that you get everything worked out...I know it's frustrating and worrisome
  • I just picked up my prescription records for the last year!! Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions...I can't tell you how much all of your combined knowledge and kindnesses have helped me get through this rough patch!!
    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
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  • My surgeon that did the fusion L2/L3 3 years ago Jan. 2018 was the one referring me to pain doctor. He also referred me to a neurologist to see if there were any underlying factors because of the back pain. Neurologist did not find anything new except to tell me I have permanent nerve damage in right leg probably result of 1st surgery 11 years ago L3/L5 with screws, plates and cages. Pain doctor did a facet joint injection because of the horrific low back pain I get. Surgeon said it was result of two lumbar surgeries. Pain doctor was one who talked to me about SCS but it took me a year to really make up my mind, I honestly ask myself why I waited so long. I never went back to my surgeon, he is not a fan of SCS. I just made an executive decision and became my own advocate, but never got any kind of release from him.

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