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Posted by Kevin (24-7-365) on November 20, 2000 at 21:54:53:

In Reply to: My dad's back pain is so bad he is saying he won't be able posted by Lisa on November 20, 2000 at 01:21:58:

Lisa,

Sounds like you guys are in desperate need of help. If the last time your dad saw a doctor was 10 years ago, he needs to get to another doctor ASAP. DDD can cause permanent damage. I also have DDD along with other things, and in the past year I have gotten worse just from my daily routine. Doctors have much more knowledge about the causes of pack pain now days and most have recognized that DDD and other conditions warrant Narcotic pain medication to relieve the debilitating and depressing pain. It alarms me to hear you say he might shoot himself. Maybe if you explain to him that doctors view pain management a little different now days and that he needs to get the pain under control first and then have a thorough exam to find the cause of his pain. Once again, it is alarming to think he might take his life because of his horrible pain. Sounds like you are calling the Doc tomorrow, but I would urge you to help him explain his situation to the Doc so he will be willing to prescribe the medications needed to at least get him up and walking. Sorry to go on and on but it takes a good support framework to completely heal, and from your post it sounds like he has one. Take care and God Bless.

Kevin

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