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  • 1 day ago

    Chronic Pain

    I have bee suffering with chronic pain in back for over 10 years. I have head neck surgery and two back surgeries. I cannot stand up straight and my knees are bent due to weakness. I was in the care of a pain doctor for most of these years and she was successful in diagnosing reason for my pain and referring me to a neurosurgeon and am currently seeing a neurologist. The spinal injections and local injections were not helpful and I am currently just suffering and ingesting ibuprofen and acetaminophen....
  • 5 days ago

    Tired of the pain.....

    Hi everyone. I used to post here back in 2003 when I first had my two back surgeries. I really enjoyed talking to other people who had some of the same issues. Sometimes they really lifted my spirits just when I needed it. I have failed back surgery syndrome and have been in pain management since the first surgery. Hope to talk to others soon.
  • 8 days ago

    What is causing my chest, neck, and back pain?

    I've been struggling to find what is causing pain in these areas for the past 3 years. I've been to several doctors and appointments and they can't find what is causing it. My second to last doctor said that I had a slight scoliosis and that is what is causing the pain. He told me to do swimming and prescribed pain medication and muscle relaxers. The effects wore off after 2 weeks of using them. My current doctor says that my current antistreptolysin o levels are causing it. So he has....
  • Type of shirt fabric for a burn wound

    What type of shirt fabric should I prefer for a burn wound? The burn is on my upper arms. It is not that big of a burn; it's a bit red and has some swelling. However, it is very uncomfortable to wear clothes since the burn is on the outer part of the upper arm (hope that makes sense), and constantly rubs against my shirt. The burn area hurts a lot. It looks like it would take a week for the burn to heal, but till then, what should I be wearing to minimize further making the burn worse.
  • 10 days ago

    Degenerative Disc Disease/Treatment, Pain Relief

    Hello all, just joined these forums. I am 59 year old male and recently been diagnosed with DDD. I first noticed it about 1 yr 5 months ago, started as a small annoying feeling in lower back and has gotten progressively worse. Now the pain affects my back, side and front. Did PT twice which only seemed to aggravate it, used to be a big walker, now I don't do much of anything but the discomfort just increases. No Meds beside some herbal stuff. My MD performed a nerve block injection "test"....
  • 22 days ago

    Low back pain that radiates down leg

    I have low back pain that radiates down my leg and was wondering if it could be a disc problem
  • 22 days ago

    Sharp zaps of pain behind knee

    Over the course of a month I've been getting sharp pains behind my right knee that are increasing in frequency. The pains range in intensity from moderate to severe and last about 1-3 seconds. They're quick "zaps" of pain. They seem to come on randomly but are definitely made worse by walking and standing. The only time I seem to be completely free of them is when I am lying down. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts regarding the possible cause of this, or if anyone has experienced....
  • 22 days ago

    Bad cramp

    Hi..I'm currently very worried about bad cramp i keep getting in a lot of places but mainly my calf and feet (arms and hands as well), I'm taking a lot of medication for acute pain following C5/6/7 neck surgery, lower back surgery with ongoing Sacroiliac joint pain and other depression treatments,I'm currently taking Amitriptyline 10mg (1 at night) Gabapentin 300mg twice a day, Celecoxib 100mg twice a day,Citalopram 20mg 1 a day,Lansoprazole 15mg 1 a day,1 Ibuprofen a day...I have been....
  • 22 days ago

    Loss of social contacts

    In the last two months my GP has told me to sign an amazingly intrusive pain management agreement. He says this is for chronic pain patients. My narcotic dose has been 3 prescriptions of 28 pills of 5-325 Hydrocodone in the last 12 months. My sever degenerative disk along with pinched nerves sometimes hurts really bad. I had no idea my GP was so afraid of the CDC that he has ruined my life. All my friends have disappeared, my neighbors hide from me, I no longer get invited out for a movie etc., since....
  • 22 days ago

    Internal burns from MRI

    I had an MRI in April. I went in for MRI scan on my back fusion. While I was having it my back started to feel hot by my fusion. Then I started to feel cramping in my abdomen. Finally I said something about the pain to them and they stopped. They said that was it, they couldn't go any farther and sent me home. The cramping would not stop. After an hour at home I started vaginal discharge and bleeding. I called the clinic, they said to come right in. They gave me a pelvic. They said there is no....