• 6 days ago

    Chronic Pain

    I am looking for suggestions or info from anyone on pain. I am 57 yrs old and have degenerative disc disease, collapsed discs, scoliosis (recently developed), Rynards Syndrome, Thyroid issues, osteoporosis & osteoarthritis. I’ve had one back surgery & was just told that another surgery would probably not do much for my pain.
    I’ve been in 3 auto accidents, totaling all 3 vehicles each time. I had to be cut out of 2 of the vehicles with the jaws of life, fracturing my neck in one. None my fault. I know I’m extremely blessed to still be alive. I am on disability and miss working, I loved it. I live alone and do not have much help if any at all.
    I’ve done the steroid injections, cortirising the nerves, physical therapy and pain management pain meds. I weaned myself off of 80 mg OxyContin a day approximately 1 1/2 yrs ago. I’ve also read that continuous steroid injections are just as bad. I’ve applied to be in clinical research in hopes of finding other ways to function daily. I am in some type of pain 24/7 and unless you’ve experienced that much pain, nobody will understand.
    I’ve tried to keep up with a couple different meds that are in research trials that are not addictive, no possible chance of overdose and alleviate pain. It’s been 2-3 yrs and still nothing. I’ve tried meditation but it’s extremely hard to quit my mind.
    If anyone can offer information that might help, I’d appreciate it.
    rené