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  • 18 hours ago

    Severe Foraminal Stenosis

    I have been newly diagnosed with severe foraminal stenosis. I know that I have to go for surgery to get a disc removed from my spine due to it crushing my nerves in the S1 area. I am brand new to this so if there is any advice or guidance that can be offered, that would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  • 2 days ago

    multiple hip surgeries on both hips

    I have had multiple hip surgeries on both hips from labral tears. I have tried everything, injections(which I'm allergic to), open surgery on both, then arthroscopy on right hip. All times repairing the tear and it happening again. I've done tons of therapy, I'm 5'9 and 135lbs so I don't have to lose weight. No doctors can give me an answer on what to do next because I have nice spacing between joints and not really showing arthritis in the hip they thought they were going to....
  • 2 days ago

    Severe nerve damage in feet, sciatica

    Severe nerve damage from surgeries in my feet, stabbing, tingling, numb. Sciatica from not walking properly because of RA in my feet. Starting using Nature's Script Hemp Extract gel (CBD), 50 MG 8 days ago. Relief is amazing. Will increase the dosage the next time I buy it. Started Nature's Script hemp extract under my tongue 8/10. No results yet. Bought at Physical Therapist office. Probably way cheaper from Amazon but I wanted it right that minute.
  • 2 days ago

    Spinal injection?

    Soliciting opinions. I experienced a C6-C7 slipped disc about two months ago. It severely impinged the left foraminal nerve and caused severe radiculopathic pain in my arm and shoulder. Baseline maybe 5-6 level pain escalating to 8-9, especially at night. I finally got in to see a neurosurgeon two weeks ago. He wanted to wait another six weeks before scheduling surgery, and in the meantime, prescribed gabapentin, PT, and a traction collar. He also referred me to his pain doctor for a spinal injection....
  • 2 days ago

    Chronic Pain

    I too am one of a million people suffering from chronic pain. There has been much in the media about the opiate crisis. Since I am under a pain management doctor's care and take opiates for chronic pain, I am very concerned. The media states how many people are dying each day from opiate overdoses, but I never hear about how many people, under a pain management doctor's care are dying from overdoses. I take my meds as prescribed and I take them for my pain, not to get high. I have been taking....
  • 2 days ago

    Meds

    What’s the name of the pills where you take 5 the 1st day, 4 pills 2nd day, 3 pills 3rd day, etc.... I used for swelling and pain. Some type of steroid???
  • 3 days ago

    Nerve pain in feet

    I am not diabetic or pre-diabetic but have diabetic like symptoms in both my feet (sudden jabs, tingling, cold). It’s worse at night & is greatly effecting my sleep. I’m also experiencing sciatica pain, and aching legs. Have been in multiple MVA’s and wondering if symptoms are attributed to that. Haven’t had any success with diagnosing. Anyone have similar symptoms? Appreciate feedback if so.
  • 3 days ago

    Chronic pain going on 8 months...HELP

    I have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis and I have an L4-5 disc bulge. Surgery for the disc is not recommended because I am on a blood thinner for blood clots. I have been to 5 Drs. I've had steroid shots and have taken CBC oil for pain!! Nothing helps. Not one Dr will prescribe opioids because of all who have misused them. I am at my wits end here. My quality of life has gone down hill.
  • 3 days ago

    Need help! Affecting daughters life everyday.

    I have a daughter that is having some type of throat condition that doctor’s can’t figure out. Symptoms: Burning/Cramping/Squeezing/ Dry Heaving Treatment: She has had Acid Reflux and had a Nissen Surgery which has taking care of that. She has had focal seizures when she was young. Aptiom has helped with that. Doctors thought the throat condition was caused by seizures. Put her on Lyrica and Onfi with the Aptiom. Recently pulled off Lyrica and Onfi while monitoring for seizures. No seizures occurred....
  • 3 days ago

    Need 2nd opinion: Hard Lumps outside my knee cap

    I have hard lumps next to the right of my knee cap located on my right knee. They change (in a sense) sometimes it feels harder, sometimes you can really see it, as it sticks out more, but you can definitely feel the lump. Also, the lump is connected to a mass above my knee cap, can't see the mass, but you can feel it when you touch it. It has caused a range of pain over the years from no pain to dull pain to severe pain to can't hardly walk on it or lay on it at night. Sometimes, it swells....