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Board: Back Problems 06-12-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Pain during injection??? HELP!

I can understand one's phobia, but if I hadn't had my countless Trigger points, 9 Medial Branch Block sessions, and 4 Radio Frequency Abalation treatments, I wouldn't be able to handle the Physical...
Board: Back Problems 05-28-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: back pain

Grady,

I suggest you check out my blogs there is one on "Family Understanding " and a second on "Giving Ourselves Support that I think might help..

~Myo:angel:
Board: Back Problems 05-28-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,865
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Pain during injection??? HELP!

PM doctors are definitely the route to go... bonus if they happen to be anesthesiologists like my doc... He depends on me a lot to guide the needle and provide direction even when he is using...
Board: Pain Management 05-28-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: i am really getting tired of chronic pain!!

Flower...

I too empathize and commiserate..

First' I ask you check out my blogs I have one on "the understanding of others" and another one on "giving ourselves support" that might help.
...
Board: Back Problems 05-28-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,171
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Need info on Radiofrequency lesioning

Actually its improved greatly since 1997... Now days they are able to tune to your pain signal frequency and gently increase the amplitude until you feel the nerve go to sleep. It generally lasts...
Board: Pain Management 05-28-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,288
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: New to Methadone

Actually the methadone is purely for pain... so I don't end up in spasms.... usually my back's reaction in overcompensate mode..

I have Flexeril as a muscle relaxant. Adderall for "chronic...
Board: Chronic Pain 05-28-2010, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,774
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Thorasic epidural

gw24,

I have a thread here..

http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=741693

that explains all the different injections I've undergone. Including cortisone shots, trigger point...
Board: Chronic Pain 05-25-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,331
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Clonazepam and Chronic Pain

I was recently prescribed Clonezepam 0.5 mg as a substitute for Valium 10 mg. I was prescribed the Valium to counteract night terrors brought on by my prescription of Adderall. So far it seems to be...
Board: Pain Management 05-25-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 17,383
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Question Re: when are you flagged for too much narcotic use

Have you tried caffeine for your migraines? Cafergot (sp?) is a caffeine based medication for migraines. Caffeine is basically a vaso-dilator, meaning it opens up your vascular vessels thus...
Board: Pain Management 05-25-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: can't tolerate meds - help!

Most opiate pain medications have a side effect of "Chronic Drowsiness" which is similar to Narcolepsy symptomatically.

I actually was able to get a job, get promoted within 3 months all while...
Board: Pain Management 05-25-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,702
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: What is?

Oxycodone HCL is pure Oxycodone. Percocet is an Oxycodone/Acetaminophen mix hence the 10/325 is 20 mg Oxycodone 325 mg Acetaminophen mix.

The HCL is just a binding agent. It has no effect.
...
Board: Pain Management 05-25-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,288
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: New to Methadone

Methadone can take 3-4 weeks to build up in your system until you get relief from it..

My doctor rotates me, between MS-Contin and Methadone as my tolerance to one builds up.. pretty much a yearly...
Board: Pain Management 05-22-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Too Many Injections

Soft tissue injuries are hard to diagnose and won't show up on an MRI... I personally have torn myofascia.. that is the connective tissue that sheathes my muscle is torn so my muscles have to...
Board: Pain Management 05-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,276
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: How to make others understand

My doctor just switched me from 10 mg Valium to 0.5mg clonazepam. Which seems to be a huge step down as far as the dosages go. But the scrip reads the same way; "Take one or two tablets by mouth...
Board: Back Problems 05-09-2010, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: radiofrquency neurotomies

If you are talking about Radio Frequecy Ablations. (RFA'a) then they last appx a year I have had all 4 quadrants of my back done from C6 down to S1.

~Myo :angel:
Board: Back Problems 05-06-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,110
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Needing exercise advice

Yes it definitely helps... really its exercising the abdominals and not the back at all... so it flattens your tummy which equals less weight on the back... If you con't have access to a heated pool...
Board: Back Problems 04-27-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,746
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: How long before relief of pain after injection?

An artery or vein can pinch a nerve just as effectively as an extruded disc or bone growth especially if you have some sort of blockage... an angiograph with contrast can show if you have any...
Board: Pain Management 04-21-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,678
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Exclamation Re: Help for my mom

Best advice I can give you is get an accurate diagnosis before you start any treatments... It may require seeing several specialists, back spinal specialists, pain management specialists,...
Board: Back Problems 04-21-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,537
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Epidural steroid injections

Kelly,

The reason steroidal injections don't last very long is simply that all the steroids do is reduce inflammation. Normal activity will aggravate the joint causing it to become inflamed...
Board: Back Problems 04-21-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,018
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Facet Joint Injections

Basal Branch Nerve Blocks aka Facet injections last about a month.. RFA's last about a year. Typically they do 2 series of BBNBs a month apart to see if you are a candidate for RFAs, since they are...
Board: Back Problems 04-21-2010, 01:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: neck

Like SpineAZ said the causes are too numerous to list...

Mine personally are caused by torn fascia (connective tissue) so the muscles are tring to keep themselves aligned via constant...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-20-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,052
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Questions for Surgical Consult

You can also use a mini tape recorder...

Other things I would suggest is finding a neurosurgeon you feel comfortable with... I mentioned somewhere in another thread that not every state has a A...
Board: Pain Management 04-20-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 24,753
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Oh no....I lost my pain meds....

This discussion has been rehashed a lot... There are a number of threads which talk about squirreling away a cache in case of emergencies or events such as this.. One I think is named Saving for a...
Board: Back Problems 04-19-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: new here

Muscle spasms? Have they tested you for trigger and or tender points...

Spasmodic muscles are common to Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Which basically means your fascia (connective tissue) that forms...
Board: Pain Management 04-19-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,430
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Exclamation Re: Help I am at the end of my rope...

Tinabean,

I commiserate and empathize with your pain... if you read my blogs you know I have shared the same thoughts and feelings you are experiencing right now.

Some mornings I wake up and...
Board: Back Problems 04-18-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,599
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: I am on my 2nd epidural injection with no relief. Help

As far as the epidural goes can you be more specific? Are we talking about a spinal nerve block, a basal branch nerve block, or something else all together different?

Can you elaborate on how the...
Board: Back Problems 04-18-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,200
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Pain in odd spot, I've had enough.

BNelley,

Sounds like a soft tissue injury... there are several soft tissues to consider though besides the muscle. It also be a ligament (connects joint to bone), tendon (connects muscle to...
Board: Back Problems 04-18-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,212
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: new...confused need help....

Some clarifications and alternate suggestions...

First, steroidal injections do not typically have any anesthetic component. Cortisone and all the other steroids act to reduce inflammation and...
Board: Back Problems 04-18-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: new here

Jay,

Often times the answer is find the right variant of the treatments that you may have tired in the past and provided no relief. So for example the right combination of medications, the right...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-18-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,588
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Really need to feel I'm not alone

I hate to play devil's advocate here but... How compliant are you with your doctor's directions?

I hate to say it but many of the threads, not necessarily the majority, but still a lot of threads,...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-18-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,342
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Memory, Concentration and Chronic pain?

It is a condition callled "chronic drowsiness". And yes its caused by the pain pills and/or sleeping aids. I don't know if if you noticed on the TV ads for Ambien and Lyrica they specifically warn...
Board: Back Problems 04-16-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,328
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Exclamation Re: Good CT scan but constant pain

Sounds like you have a soft tissue injury... could even be Myofascial Pain Syndrome which is what I have.

Did your doctor do Basal Branch Nerve Blocks before the RFAs? To my best knowledge they...
Board: Back Problems 04-16-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,326
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Exclamation Re: Will physical therapy help?

Physical Therapy will help once you have a definite and accurate diagnosis.

I had a physical therapy regiment that was working off a misdiagnosis. Once I got the correct diagnosis, the doctors...
Board: Back Problems 04-16-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Radiofrequency Ablation, anyone have any information???

Well my upper back RFAs have been incredibly beneficial. My lower back is where my pain current resides for the most part. I can't say definitively that it s because the RFA's were unsuccessful...
Board: Pain Management 04-16-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 30,375
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Exclamation Re: Update on my taper from pain meds....

Actually there is a big difference between dependence and addiction. Since my doctor has been very conscious of rotating my meds when he sees me building up a tolerance, if I were to go cold turkey...
Board: Pain Management 04-16-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,072
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Just need some support....

Sherrie!

Guess what! I have a blog just for your needs. Shockingly it arose out of someone else thread of the exact same title. :D

Check out my 'Giving Ourselves Support' blog and please...
Board: Pain Management 04-16-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,105
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Talking Re: Myofascial Release

Thanks feelbad,

I had to cancel my MFR appt a week ago Thurs since it was snowing and I can't bike in the snow with an electric bike.. voids the warranty and all that. ;) Then yesterday they had...
Board: Back Problems 04-16-2010, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,453
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Radiofrequency Ablation, anyone have any information???

Redsilk,

Read my thread on Back Injection Procedures and if you have any questions after reading it I would be happy to answer them. Its in this forum a couple of pages back.

I've had 4 RFAs...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 04-15-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,530
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: who can relate?

Hi Nikki,

I don't personally have MS but read these boards to get a feeling of what my dad is going through.

I do have back issues though. What Brenda is describing sounds like radio frequency...
Board: Back Problems 04-15-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,746
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: How long before relief of pain after injection?

SI's are the same as Basal Branch Nerve Blocks and yes they are a usually used a precursor test before performing RFAs. Typically doctors require having 2 session of BBNB's a month apart and will...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-15-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,428
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: leg pain

That's how we used to get used to get our dog to eat her medicine until she figured put how to suck on the candy until just the pill was left and she could spit it out... from then on we had to...
Board: Back Problems 04-14-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,746
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: How long before relief of pain after injection?

Actually I was diagnosed by a Pain Management specialist. Anesthesiologist if you were to categorize him more generally. Which makes him very good at Trigger Point injections, Basal Branch Nerve...
Board: Back Problems 04-14-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,746
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: How long before relief of pain after injection?

Well the trigger points were a huge indicator... when you can press on a point the size of a pin head and send a persons back into convulsions that look like EST. If that doesn't set off alarms in...
Board: Back Problems 04-13-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,746
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: How long before relief of pain after injection?

Well an steroidal injection is meant to reduce inflammation & swelling... I hate when radiologists provide a vague MRI report. You can have a bulging disc and it can have no relevance or you can...
Board: Back Problems 04-13-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,746
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: How long before relief of pain after injection?

It really depends on what type of injection you are getting...

I have a thread here... http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=741693
...describing the different types of injections....
Board: Back Problems 04-13-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,518
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: T3,4,5 unrelieving pain- what to do next???

Did they test you for tender and/or trigger points?

Your body will react of its own accord if you have either and tender point are symptomatic of fibromyalgia while trigger points are symptomatic...
Board: Pain Management 04-13-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,564
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: Pain Medication and Erectile Dysfunction

Wow talk about polar opposites of experiences...

Personally sex is my favorite form of exercise and endorphin therapy... My only difficulty has be riding the endorphins too long, that I over...
Board: Pain Management 04-12-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,516
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: From Oxycontin to SA Oxycodone....

Well the 10/325's percocets do contain 325mgs of acetaminophen. Do you have any reaction issues with acetaminophen that you know of?

Another possibility is if you are on SA alone then its kind of...
Board: Pain Management 04-12-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,603
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Thumbs up Re: long-lastinr break-through medication

Toonces,

Unlike Shoreline, I actually have had great success with percocet and MSIR lasting 4 hours. I have been able to work an 8 hour shift (one hour lunch) with the help of BT meds to get me...
Board: Chronic Pain 04-11-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,776
Posted By Myofascial Pain
Re: I need some advice about my car seats (involves chronic back pain).

I originally found this product through Sky Mall the advertising magazine they have on planes but Dreamproducts makes a "Mesh Lumbar Support" surprisingly enough they list it in their automotive...
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