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Old 03-18-2005, 11:07 AM   #1
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pain... help me understand

i have had joint and especially back pain for many years the last 5 have had pm doctors and have tried many many meds. I find them ever so slightly helpful
i feel like i am at end of rope and want to end the battle much more.
have had mri and bone scans 4 years ago and have had shots with no help
i am getting a spinal stimulator but don't have much hope.
i don't understand the little diagnosis i've gotten but they are 4 years old and its gotten much much worse. I don't understand any of it but my body is in pain 24/7 and i would appreciate any help or explanations.
Diagnosis: lumbar spondylosis , lumbar degenerative disc disease, mild disc and facet degenerative change, midline disc bulges L2-L5 facet degenerative changes L3-S1

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Old 03-18-2005, 11:46 AM   #2
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Re: pain... help me understand


Sorry for how bad things are for you now

I don't know much about your current pain (or level) but I do know that any one of your problems (dx'd on the MRI) could be causing significant pain.

The facet problems alone can cause misery add that to your DDD, Spondy & Bulges....and you've got a perfect recipe for P A I N!

Are you currently on anything for the pain now? and are you being treated by a Dr for these conditions? I guess you are....if your considering a SCS.....Just know that from what I've read, SCS primarily help extremity pain & results aren't that great for LBP.

I'm glad you've found the board - there are others here who HAVE the SCS and can offer you more info on it.


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