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In this last couple weeks, I have noticed that my pain is progressing. I used to be able to stand for 30 minutes and that is down to about 15 minutes. This pain is in my lower back and feels like pressure is building to a point that it is going to explode. (I am always picturing what that would look like)
When I sit both my hips and butt just kill me. Feels like a cramp but never goes away. I imagine it is something impinging on the nerve in my back that is creating this in my rear. The pain these last couple weeks is really wearing me down. I am still working, but am getting down a little wondering how much longer I can work. Have to take Vicodin to get thru the day, is the pits.
Sorry just needed to whine

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Back spasm episode requiring a week in hospital-1998
MRI 1998 showed bulge at L5S1. Doc gives me Oxycondin, Celebrex, Quinine Sulfate, Celexa. Took myself off these, reaction to Celebrex then Relafin, then Vioxx.
July 1999 Pain Management series of three steroid injections, didn't help.
Physical therapy and TENS unit, neither helped.
MRI Jan.2001 referred to specialist
Discogram March 2001 showed 4 of 5 lumbars bulged, surgeon says fusion out of question. Aquatic therapy seemed to make me feel better overall but did nothing for back.
Third MRI Dec 2002, in middle of major episode with back that didn't end until March 2003. Traction therapy total failure. Results read of MRI said no change.
Sept 2003 Neucleoplasty specialist showed me the tears in two of the lumbars and leaking.
Pain has progressed into hips and down back of legs. Standing has been lowered to 15 minutes from 30.
Drugs of choice ibuprofen 800mg 3xdaily.
Vicodin as needed.