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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!
  • 3 days ago

    finding effective affordable help

    I have extreme back problems that no doctor has been able to decipher. I also have a litany of other health problems that no doctor has been able to decipher. What I’m looking for is someone who can point me in the direction of an effective, affordable medical professional close to home (NE Dallas suburbs) who can provide real solutions to my health problems. Here is the long list of my health problems, things I’ve tried, and restrictions on what I can try next: Health problems Upper back and neck....
  • 3 days ago

    Strange back pain

    Hi, about once a week i get a terrible burning, stabbing pain in my back that lasts for a dreaded 10 minuets the only way i have found to alleviate the pain is to be in the downwards dog yoga position. The pain is across the top of my back, i have RND if that matters, please someone help
  • 3 days ago

    So embarrassed; Pain Center said I failed Tramadol test

    I don't know what to do, I have been going to a pain center for shots to help my back. The last shot I received finally did it. It worked. The Assistant said the doctor would like to stop taking Tramadol, I said ok. Well I received a phone call stating I was released because I failed the Tramadol test. I had not received nothing prior. I don't care about pills, drugs, all I need s my shot. What do I do to get back to the pain center???? please Help.
  • 4 days ago

    refused spinal injections for pain mgmt of degenerative disk disease

    I've been on Tramadol since Oct 2017 - 50 MG tabs twice/day then increased in Feb 2018 to 3 times/day. 3 months back my pain mgmt DR scheduled me for series of spinal injections which, IF successful would eliminate the need for taking Tramadol. I told DR I was not able to do this procedure due to extreme fear I have of ANY medical procedures done like this where there would likely be some pain involved, due to event that occurred as teenager with family dentist. He told me just to tell those....
  • Chronic back pain

    I am a 58 year old female that has had two back surgeries. The first was in 2004 with a ruptured L3 - L4 disc. The second surgery was in 2016 and they fused L3 - L4 - L5 due to disc herniation. I have been in constant pain since the fall of 2003. Nothing I have tried has helped. I've been on most of the pain pills and they didn't do anything to relieve the pain, just made me not care as much. I'm really tired of being in pain all the time and not able to do what I want because of the....
  • 11 days ago

    Gabapentin, tapering off safely? Do I need to?

    I started on Gabapentin on July 5th, with 100mg at night. Each week I increased 100 mg until I was at 300mg at night. The next week (last week) I started an additional 100mg in the morning. So total is only 400mg /day. I have been dizzy, lethargic, a little double vision, having headaches, irritability, anxiety, and some depression since just a couple of days after initially starting. Not sure if I need to give it MORE time and LARGER doses and GET OFF. Family wants me off this med (taking it for....
  • 18 days ago

    Back pain

    I suffer from chronic lower back pain, I've had injections, trigger point injections, none of them help, I'm trying to find a pain management Dr, that will help me
  • 18 days ago

    Muscle Spasms

    For the past 6 years i continue to have muscle spasms in my upper back between my shoulders and ive been thru pain managment and the trigger point injections and all that jazz nothing worked for me. i still continue to have this problem all the time and they are extreme spasms that i have but the only thing my doctor does now is they send me home with muscle relaxers that put me to sleep and i cant sleep my life away. i need more help i feel like there is more to this.
  • 19 days ago

    low back pain with both legs numb to the feet!! Lumbar MRI revealed no impingemen!!??

    Hello folks, My injury started when I was playing basketball and my back did not feel "right", it felt as though my back was aligned. After playing for about five minutes I felt my back to seize up on me and getting stiff. I immediately stopped playing and sat down when my lower back started to spasm to a point where I could not stand straight up without severe pain. I got home and laid on the carpet floor in a fetal position for about three hours due to the intense pain and the fetal position....