back problems vs. heartburn and nausia?
I have a long medical history, however I will try to make this short as possible. I had a double fusion with instrumentation on my L3/4,L4/5 IN JULY of 2006. It did help with the pain in my left leg. But the trade off not so good. I have pain, that has got increasingly worse through the past couple years(since the surgery) in my middle to lower back. I had an MRI 11 months ago and it showed that my L2/3 had collapsed. Anyway, this Dr. told me not to have anymore surgeries and go for an epideral and physical therapy. I did neither one because of money. But I am also having another problem in the past 6 months or so. I get constipated, and that is causing terrible nausia. And I have to throw up to get any relief. I really don't know if the constipation is causing the stomach problems. (I had a surgery to remove an ulcer 6 yrs. ago.) "I guess my question is this:" Has anyone had this problem due to lots of back problems with screws and rods etc., and collapsed vertibra also? I think they said they saw a spur also on my lower spine. Could something be pressing on a nerve or somthing to cause these symtoms?(nausia and vomiting?) My tummy is touchy. But I hadn't had any problems with it since they removed the ulcer at all. My pain is terrible also. Sometimes I think the pain nausiates me. I take a lot of pain meds. Well, thats all I can think of to tell you. Hope someone can respond to this and give me some insight. boomer