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Glad to hear you are getting some relief. I am into a pain episode, seems to been not only in lower back but into my hips and down right leg some, but sharp deep pain in hips is killing me. Had to come home at noon Friday and as long as I don't move very much seems to be better. This evening is starting back up-almost ready to pop a vicodin...........

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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.
Daubie-I go this Friday to the back doctor, for 30 check up and then on the 4th for an injection (epidural) and plain old back Xray. He needs to check the height of one of the discs. He says I have three discs that are excellent candidates for IDET, but not sure about the 4th. I will ask him Friday just when he is thinking about doing this surgery. Once that heals and he sees the success/or not of that he wants to do neucleoplasty.
I seem to be getting worse, not having very many good moments anymore. Have to take vicodin pretty regularly just to get thru the day, and I hate that. His office is about 47 miles from home and the trip itself is akiller...My sister is going to ride along and go in with me. I can never remember everything doctors tell me and it always helps to have someone along to listen as well. Last time, I took my husband, I ask him something on the way home, he said I don't know didn't hear him say that...He keeps that up and I will fire him as a husband!!!Just kidding. My sister and I are trying to get some crafts ready for a bazaar on Nov 15th and have to load up on pain pills to get ready for it. Will be glad when it is over. Between working all day, sewing all evening, and being in pain most of both, is really wearing me out.
Take care! Will add my signature to this so you can see what I have been thru so far

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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.