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  • 5 days ago

    Dealing With Pain and New Laws

    I am 55 and well I was a guinea pig for Dr.s in my late 30's. My back at 35 was starting to really bother me so I saw a Neurologist and was informed I had Spinal Bifida ( Occulta) but not the nice one. He submitted for me to have surgery but they wanted to wait. At this time I had a bone growing on to my tailbone and it was trying to act like the joint that was above it when you bend over. Now I am 55 and around 44 I still was having so many problems with back and knee's. MRI showed from....
  • 4 months ago

    peripheral neuropathy pain management

    Does anyone have pain management techniques for peripheral neuropathy? I have been diagnosed with Idiopathic autonomic neuropathy for twenty years. The associated pain in my lower legs has increased in the last year so that I am frequently awakened during sleep. I need a way to deal with this. My MD has prescribed 600mg Gabapenten at bedtime but hardely helps. Any advice?
  • 4 days ago


    I am feeling very alone in this world! I had rods implanted from t2 -l1 and 2 long rods from my lower back to my pelvis, three months later I had l1-l4 fused with kadaver bone from the front. From the back surgery I have a large Desmoid tumor that is treated like cancer, chemo and all, I fell and broke my foot and had reconstructive surgery with pins inserted. I had genetic testing done and I have Ehler's Danlos Syndrome, type 6, kyphoscoliosis, which is why now my neck is curving, causing problems....
  • Messed up back

    Hello, So somewhere around the way I messed up my back about 6 months ago. I went through physical therapy and all that, I finally got an MRI on March 10th. When I get called to review my results 2 weeks later, they said I just have a few herniated discs, so they referred me to pain management and I don't get that until may 5th. But I looked on my results on the special app they have and there is a lot listed but I don't speak medical jargon and no one will tell me what they all mean. So....

  • 5 days ago

    Medial Block Dysfunction

    I've been having right sided lower back pain for years. Treatment options included physical therapy, meds and steroid injections. Recently I've had a medial branch block that caused pain similar and intense as labor pains on the LEFT-SIDE back or kidney pain. The pain came in waves every 10- 12 hours, lasting about 1 - 1.5 hrs over the course of 2 days. At the recommendation of my pain management doc, another injection was recommended and I wasn't interested. I am on muscle relaxants....
  • 5 days ago

    Back pain

    So about a week ago I went jumping on a trampoline and after I finished my lower back was a little sore and there was a small smoking of sharp pain when I tried to stretch it. This has happened to me once or twice before and it normally goes away after about a day or 2. However, now I have this sharp radiating pain whenever I go from sitting or standing to lying down. The pain is more in the middle of my back and but it only lasts for about 15 seconds before going away. After that initial pain, i....
  • 5 days ago

    Medical Marijuana

    Does anyone in Michigan have any experience with Medical Marijuana? Does it help? How does one get certified to get Medical Marijuana? What is the best variety? What is the best way to get it into your system?
  • 5 days ago

    Hip labrum/ ACL

    I have a tear in each hip labrums and I also have a tear in my right ACL and meniscus. Any thoughts on surgery timelines?
  • 7 days ago

    How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    I've been suffering from lower back pain for over 20 years ago and I have gone through 5 plus surgeries, including a fusion, just over a year ago. I have been taking all sorts of meds and therapy for as long as I can remember. Nothing seems to work. I feel that this chronic conditions will have to be tolerated for the rest of my life. I'll be happy with any other sources available in dealing with my condition.
  • 8 days ago

    Statin pain

    Everybody who takes them say they have it: statin pain. All muscles, especially calf and biceps, ache and sometimes give way, making me lurch and fear falling. I've tried four different ones already. Any suggestions? Don't want to wreck my liver with Tylenol since statins can do that anyway! Not that Tylenol helps...I pedal on ellipticals two eighty-minute sessions a week, but walking is clumsy and I really don't want to fall!