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Back Problems board

Its been a while since I've posted. I hope all of you are feeling better these days. Things have not been good for a while. My boyfriend has gotten significantly worse. He is 8 months post-op hardware removal and now he can't stand up straight. The neuropathy in his feet and parts of his legs and butt continue to get worse and even his fingers now. He had neck surgery 3 years ago but the pain is back. His pain meds aren't doing their job anymore. He saw another spine surgeon yesterday and they ordered MRIs of his lower back and neck so we are hoping the surgeon will see something that is causing the pain and be able to fix it because my boyfriend can't live this way. His rhuemy is starting him on Enbrel this week so maybe that will give him some relief. I could never imagine this would be our lives today. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.