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Posted by dani on November 14, 2000 at 17:42:13:

In Reply to: scar tissue and back pain posted by Johnny Stead on November 14, 2000 at 11:35:44:

Hi Johnny-

I, too, am so sorry to hear about all of the pain you have had to endure. It must be so hard to not have at least one position which makes you feel a little better.

I'm a 21 year old female with ddd, stenosis and two ruptured discs. I had surgery in 98 and am having another in december. I've been in pain since the last surgery..for awhile my doctors thought it could be scar tissue so I tried a procedure called epidural lysis of adhesions. They use a protein called wydase to break-up the scar tissue. If you respond favorably to that, they can put a catheder in your back for three days and deliver a series of large doses of the wyadase protein. It didn't help me much..but, as it turned out, I hardly had any scarring...so we knew that it wasn't, in fact, scar tissue causing my pain but something else.

where are you from? I had this done at a hospital outside of Boston, MA. You should also visit the bonati insitute site..they might do this procedure too.

does the lortab help? I take MS Contin (sustained release morphine) and it helps a lot. If your meds aren't good enough, maybe your doctor might switch them? It's pretty amazing that you are able to exercise despite being in so much agony. You must be a pretty strong guy. Do you have anyone to take care of you??

well, good luck johnny-I'll be thinking of you.

every good wish-
Dani

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