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  • 4 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....
  • 5 days 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?
  • Second meniscus surgery?!

    I had surgery for a torn meniscus surgery 3 months ago and haven’t gotten better (in some ways worse). New MRI shows a tear. How is that possible? Isn’t that what they were supposed to fix?! So bummed. Also my knee cap may have to be “released” because the scar tissue and possible abnormal bone growth is causing me terrible pain when I go up and down stairs. Do I have to have surgery again? Anyone else have to have the surgery again?
  • 2 months ago

    Pain from sickness

    As a young girl from 10 until 12 I had rheumatic fever.this has left me in such pain throughout my entire life I cannot remember being pain free. I have had four children and gave birth to all four of them 100% drug free, I can deal with pain. But the pain from this gramatik fever left over whatever it's called is unbearable.I have been in such pain trying to get out the door to go to church with my family I would sit in the doorway and cry uncontrollably. After the pain escalating in my 30s....
  • 2 months ago

    27 years of unexplained treatment resistant Joint pain

    Hi Everyone, I am 27 and have had severe joint pain for 12 years and acute pain for 15 (yes, that means my whole life I’ve been in pain) I am hypermoble, I have seen all the specialties, no one has been able to find a treatment/management that works. I have been on nearly all the opioid options in addition all the non-opioid options. I have had a spinal cord stimulatator. Almost every treatment plan has either cause more pain or had no effect on the pain. I have tried pt, Aqua therapy, Pilates, hypnotherapy....
  • 2 months ago


    I was on opioids for 15 years then suddenly got cut off cause they are now dangerous. It took me 3 years to get back on opioids and I'm allowed 1/8 of what I used to take daily. So the 17 chronic pains 5 genetic disorders that cause pain. Are not being assisted on an average day my pain is a 7 out of 10 and the meds if I'm lucky will drop the pain to a 6 for a few hours. Add nerve pain that no doctor I've seen is willing to provide because their only solution is an opioid increase and....
  • 3 months ago

    Living with Degenrative Joint and Disc, Osteoartritis, Fybromyalgia.

    I have been living in severe chronic pain since 1992. I'm now have just had my 15th orthopedic surgery. I NEED answers.
  • 3 months ago

    Intense severe knee pain

    I have severe intense knee pain on the inside of my right knee. Have pain when walking or just sitting. Spot where pain is most intense almost feels like a huge bruise. Very tender to touch
  • 4 months ago

    Recovering knee surgery patient

    Knee injuries such as meniscal or ligament tears, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Just had meniscal knee surgery a week ago. I was instructed to start a vitamin supplement daily regiment intake during recovery period assisted w/ light impact exercise program to build up strength. My great QA> What's the best recommended and measured Glucosamine + Chondroitin or like supplement that’s workable with a vitamin supplement to nourish and strengthen a healthy knee joint after a meniscal....
  • 4 months ago

    Re: What to do with the diagnosis, "Failed Back Surgery?"

    I was hit while by a car while riding my bike back in 2015. I've had 3 back surgeries now on L4,L5 to correct the problem. I'm in far more pain than I was before the surgeries. The quality of my life has decreased significantly. Before it was discovered that I could not carry through with the my job duties, I resigned from my job recently. I have never quit healed from the day of the accident. I was referred to a pain management dr. However, I do not trust my pain mgmt dr. Although he is....