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Back Problems board

Hi Kozzie,
Sounds like you're having a really hard time. You asked the board what would we do if we were you? Well, if I were you I'd definitely try to get off the meth - you're right, it can kill you. Have you ever seen a pain specialist? This type of doctor can help you with getting on the right pain medication regimen - morphine, methadone - whatever might work the best for you. To have had 6 back surgeries must be pretty depressing and frustrating, especially if you haven't seen any relief. I hope that you hang in there and be a advocate for yourself. Do you have family to help you get to doctor's appointments?

Had right pain down butt/leg/toes for over 2 years.
MRI confirmed L5-S1 disc herniation
Discogram confirmed L5-S1 disc tear
Tried chiro, PT, epi steriod injections, more PT... to no avail
Insurance denied IDET
Had L5-S1 hemilaminectomy with microdiscectomy on 2/18/03 - now pain free!!!