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Back Problems board

Baybreeze, I am so sorry I am behind on the boards. I hate to tell you this but oh this pain is so familiar to me and I live with it 24/7. The cramping in the back did not happen to me until after my nerve block w/ epidural injections last September.

Even after my revision surgery, that deep cramping in the back remains which is why after 12 weeks I remain on heavy narcotics (oxycontin and percocet).

I can not sit with my feet on the floor for more than 5 minutes. I have to be reclined and legs bent in the air (supports my laptop). I also can not walk any great distance. I recently have been able to walk 200 ft without crying. YAHOO!! Watch out people, I am getting fast on my feet now. LOL

If you lean back, are you hearing the popping? If so, I suspect it is your facet joint has probably become arthritic and is not working properly. I had this happen after my laminectomy which is why I needed the fusion. Since my fusion, I do not have this.

It sounds like you need a complete workup with an MRI -- not sure if you have insurance. I am sorry you are having all these problems. Definitely not the time or place for you that is for sure.

Please know that I just said a prayer for you and will continue to pray for you daily.