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  • 1 day ago

    The Reed Procedure--Migraine Treatment

    I suffered from daily, persistent, and chronic for 2 years. I had them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I had many kinds of injections, tried various medications, had multiple IV treatments, etc. Nothing helped. My headache specialist finally sent me to Reed Migraine Center as a last option to see if the Reed procedure would help. It is a neurostimulator implant that incorporates both occipital nerve stimulation and supraorbital nerve stimulation. If you would like to know more about the procedure....
  • Ulnar Nerve Pain

    I severed my left ulnar nerve at the elbow. I was a walking when struck from the rear by a vehicle. My left arm elbow went thru the windshield. Major tissue damage, blood loss, shock, and emergency surgery to save my arm. The ulnar nerve was reconnected but not functional. Scale 5 pain 24/7 and spikes of scale 8-9 lasting weaks. Nothing helps with pain caused by a nerve! Suggestions?
  • 5 days ago

    chronic back pain

    chronic back pain for the past 15 yrs with every conceivable treatment experienced. the only thing that seems to help is hydrocodone, taken very sparingly. even pain management doctors don't want to prescribe it, they treat you like you are an addict. they prefer to keep giving you the steroid injections near the spine even though these have not been effective, but they are, however, much more profitable for the clinic. now trying cbd oil, they just legalized medical in mo. they expect it to....
  • 15 days ago

    RX Muscle Relaxers

    Does anyone know which prescription muscle relaxers help the best?
  • Sciatica Pain

    About 3 months ago my wife awoke to a great deal of pain due to sciatica. She just had a 2nd spinal shot which did not do much. We are beginning to explore both laser surgery, stem cell replacement and other means - don't want to do fusion. We live in southeast Tennessee (near Georgia border). Do you have any insights and recommendations?
  • 1 month ago

    Upper abdomen 2 YEARS of agony

    Since January 2017, I have been living in intense abdominal pain, accompanied by nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and mental health issues resulting from the prolonged stress. I’ve seen a specialist, had an endoscopy performed, had blood work done, and had my stomach lining biopsied...but nothing conclusive. I lost 60 pounds in 6 months, and I don’t exercise or I eat healthy. I’ve tried every OTC medication and many prescribed meds, taken painkillers, and tried marijuana...but the only medicine that helps....
  • 1 month ago

    Fractured vertebrae and slipped disc

    Hi. I’m 20 years old and was a very active athlete before my injury. I play softball and powerlift. I dove for a ball and on impact I fractured 2 vertebrae’s, my L4 and L5, and slipped 2 discs. My fracture was pressing into my siatic nerve resulting in numbness down both legs, feet and in spine. Also, intense pain in both legs. I received one epidural injection for my right side, however 4 weeks after the symptoms came back. Softball is my life, I don’t know what I would do without it. I don’t want....
  • 1 month ago

    Clueless to the next step.. (Neck, back, pelvis)

    Question: Is there any golden answer to herniated disks along with injuries from the past? I have 1 herniated disc in the middle of my neck along with 3 other herniated disks in my back (upper and lower) and they said another is edging out so I'll be up to 5 total. I know to talk to doctors but it's always nice to understand what's happening in order to hold back when needed to. I fractured 1vertebra, few ribs, lacerations galore and 3 fractures in my pelvis. Physically, I am allergic....
  • 1 month ago

    Peripheral neuropathy

    I have peripheral neuropathy, The pain I experienced in my legs is chronic, it feels like bricks are being placed on my legs and that everything inside is being stretched, and that there are metal rods down the insides of my legs even though I don’t have any metal inside my legs. I am taking duloxetine, nortriptyline and baclofen. In the past I have taking gabapentin amitriptyline nothing seems to be helping. tens machine was tried that was unsuccessful. I am waiting to have a course of acupuncture....
  • 1 month ago

    1 in 12 in U.S. Lives With Intrusive Chronic Pain

    Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say. Read more: We want to hear from you. How does chronic pain affect your life?