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do i need surgery

Posted by sue m on 8/22/03 at 16:42 (127710)

I have been told for the last 7 years, I have tasal tunnel syndrome. I am in 24/7 pain, and I have been told that I cannot have surgery because it will be no good. medication makes me feel like a zombie,which when you have 7 year old twins is not good. i am 38 years old and i am getting very depressed,I've tryed anti-depres but I still feel like a zombie. I need someone to give me some advice on surgey.

Re: do i need surgery

Dr. Z on 8/22/03 at 18:39 (127719)


Use the search engine on this site. Many excellent posters on this specific subject. TTS can work in about60-70% of the cases. If there is some kind of mass in the tunnel the results are better. Have you had an MRI in the area?

Re: do i need surgery

dr ben pearl on 8/22/03 at 20:36 (127733)

It sounds like surgery is a strong possibility to elliminate your pain.
I wouldnot make your decision based on the negative experiences of some of the people you have talked to.