Originally Posted by ss 104
c4-c5 there is diffuse disk bulge prominent postero-laterallyon the right.
Xray on my lover back show spurs and arthritis.
It's feel like i dont have in shocks when i walk in lowels and walmart now it's starting to hurt when i just stand ... And my lower back allways hurts.......and i had 2 heart attacks aug 12.2007 and in aug 14 almost a year apart ..... And my pain doctor give me 120 lortabs a month but i really need 2 more a day .... And i think my heart doctor
wont let me have surgery ... And im also diebetic ..
and live life even if i have to be on pain medicine the rest of my life. Much rather have a good short life then a long life in bed and pain all the time ....please help and thank all of you... Im so glad that i found this site
Hello and welcome here. I'm sory to hear about your situation called chronic pain. So you are allowed about 6 lortabs a day right?. You should tell your doctor it's not enough. I don't think they can let you have more than 6 lortabs a day. it's like percocet. Perhaps you should ask your doctor to let you have percocet instead. That's what they usually do, so you can have 6 percocet a day. Percocet works pretty good for my neck pain, you should at least try it. and if that doesn't work, you will have to take the long acting medication called oxycontin or other type of meds.
sounds like you really suffer. back and neck. horrible. I suffer from chronic neck pain and that's just about enough for me to make me "almost" disable.
So don't waste your time. Go back to your doctor and tell him you want to take percocet + the long acting medications.
About your surgery. Did you go to other doctors to get different opinions?. usually it's recommended to look for second, third and even more opinions before making a decision. I believe they don't want to do neck/back surgery is cause they're afraid you had a heart attack before and you have diabetic also you know but perhaps another doctor will have a different opinion.
all the best for you and I really hope you will get better