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I like to smile, and I smile a lot.
I take pride in my dental hygiene. That's always been an aspect of my health I could control. Twice daily brushing and regular flossing made my dental visits pretty painless.
That is why last November, well, it bit. I never expected Dan's and my dentist would be the bearer of the bad news about another MS symptom I was experiencing.
After Halloween, I started feeling this painful zing whenever I ate anything sweet. The pain was similar to chewing on a piece of tin foil with a metal filling. Yep, that zing. OUCH!
I figured I had a little too much candy and not enough brushing. Probably had a cavity. Sure enough, my dentist found a small cavity. He numbed, drilled and filled the area and sent me on my way.
But the pain resurfaced a few days later, and this time it wasn't only when I ate sweets. Drinking anything cold also caused a sharp zing in the lower right corner of my jaw. I managed to ignore it because certainl...
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In this study 208 patients were followed for two years after spinal fusion. Each one donated bone from the pelvis for the graft. Patients were asked about pain and appearance of the donor site. Pain was measured by intensity and by how long it lasted. The researchers found that one-third of the patients still had pain two years after the operation. Most of the patients (84 percent) thought the graft site looked "good" at the end of two years. About 16 percent said it looked "fair" or "poor." Other studies have reported this problem of graft site pain lasting for months to years. Many of those studies are done by reading the patients' charts (called a retrospective study ). This study was different in that the patients were contacted directly at six weeks, three, six, 12, and 24 months. The authors report it doesn't seem to matter which side (right or left) the graft comes from. Whether the graft is removed from the front of the body or from the side doesn't seem to make any difference eit...
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