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  • 20 hours ago

    4 mnth pain. Mri reveals

    Hello, I have been dealing with severe lower back pains and left leg pains for nearly four months. Walking on leg is a challenge now. Very bad pains. Pain meds dont work anymore and its strong meds too. Most recent mri revealed L5 disc dissecation with loss of height disc bulge with focal central herniated component. Along with annular tear measuring 6x4x4 mm. Accuired some enhancement. Bilateral nearul foramina narrowing. L4 disc bulging. Endplates changes. Narrowing neural faromina What does that....
  • 3 days ago

    Sciatica

    I've been dealing with sciatica on a daily basis for many years. I've had numerous injections, been on muscle relaxers, hours of physical therapy, tried custom shoe inserts, chiropractors, acupuncture and several other therapies. Is getting a nerve cut, or root nerve ablation a possibility? Possibility to lower or stop the constant pain? I'm talking over 40 years. Getting around is more difficult all the time. Falling happens frequently so I rarely leave my home and I'm only 62. I'm....
  • 3 days ago

    CBD oil for pain management

    I'm asking for opinions about CBD oil for chronic pain. I have mid-back pain from sitting at my desk every day at work. It usually starts about 4 hours into my shift. I sit and occasionally get up and move a bit every 2 hours, but after lunch the pain gets intense. I have kyphosis in my mid-back and I think that increases my pain along with minimal movement during my work day. Would CBD oil help with my pain level? I have also been taking Kratom with some success that lasts for about 4 hours....
  • 3 days ago

    Back ache that won't go away

    For over a week I've been having back pain. The pain is mostly located a few inches below my right shoulder blade. I've tried NSAIDs, heat, massages, yoga, even going braless. But the pain keeps coming back. When my husband massages my back he said that he feels knots and massages the pain away but the pain comes right back 5 to 10 minutes later. I emailed my doctor. He said to try epsom salt soaks, deep tissue massages and stretching. But the pain keeps coming back. My doctor doesn't....
  • 16 days ago

    Need help, all over body pain

    Okay, I need help... several doctors, mri, xray, physical and no answers. Lower body pain, started in back and hips, had steroid shots, rf ablation, and now pain is also in my knee. Bad pain in knee that now goes through leg and down to ankle.(xray showed nothing, scheduled for mri) Starting the other day, the other leg now hurts too. I don't know what else to do or try and the doctors don't seem to get it. Currently on steroid pack and if no help, doc says pelvic mri or nerve induction study....
  • 21 days ago

    Chronic Pain, Peripheral Neuropathy from Cancer Treatment

    My spouse has Peripheral Neuropathy. The PN was a result of Bio-Chemotherapy for Cancer, the pain is in his hand's and feet up to about the knees and elbows. My spouse used to be able to go shopping, walk around the block or just move around. The new policies on opiodes has been hell on him. They took away his Methadone without trying to ease him of, just stopped prescribing it. He hadn't completely run out so he was able to wean himself off. He still goes to see his Pain Dr. every month....
  • 21 days ago

    Mysterious and progressively worse morning pain

    Hi, I am an 18 year old female and for the past month or so, every morning I am beginning to be woken up with extreme pain on my right side of my back. It feels like my muscles are on fire. Laying back down does nothing to help, really only makes it worse. Mornings like today, I just lay there until I fall asleep again. Strangely, if I do manage to fall back asleep, it's gone when I wake up again. If I stay up, it will go away within about 30 minutes to an hour. I have tried taking ibuprofen....
  • 1 month ago

    Pain

    Suggest individual request of your primary doctor a referral to a Pain Management doctor or Neurologist. Any pain related to nerves in body can be horrible, professional medical doctor best contact. My primary medication is Gabapentin, rest and try to remain calm as must as possible. I have tried many forms of holestic treatment to relieve short term pain but pain related to the spine and nerves in body did not respond. Pain is a big cause of depression, it affects your balance, your concentration....
  • 1 month ago

    Why do I have right sided flank pain and abdominal pain when taking deep breaths in the mornings? That always goes away after walking aro

    The pain is almost unbearable, so I always have to get up and walk around. After this everything is fine again. This started 5 years ago and has gotten worse over time. In the beginning it was only in the mornings and the pain was only at the right flank. Now the pain is also sometimes felt like a belt over the abdomen, but mainly remains in the right flank. Again it always goes away when I wake up and walk around. However, in the previous year I’ve also felt the right flank pain when I lay on the....
  • Scary surgery in Jan. 14th

    I'm having surgery at the University of Penna. on Jan 14th after being shuffled around, a Neurologist said I needed Neurosurgery. A general surgeon will cut on my left side, take out my rib and possible deflate my lung, then the Neurosurgeon will get my discs off my spinal cord and get the piece of disc that broke off and is floating. I will awake and spend the day in ICU , then 3-5 days in hospital. Surgery general takes between 3-5 hours. I'm 64, female and scared out of my mind. Has anyone....