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Thank you for your reply. Don't worry about scaring me. I'm looking for the honest truth. I would like to know what I am dealing with. I appreciate your honesty.
I've had back pain on and off for the last couple years. But was definately tolerable in the beginning. Now at 27, it is constant and severe and has been that way for the past year. I was on an oral steriod for the inflamation a year ago - the one you take for a week. That did help for awhile, but shortly after that, the severe buttocks, hip and leg pain started. I had the ESI. Three this past year. Unfortunately they didn't help. But luckily, hearing others stories on here they didn't hurt either. A little over a month ago, I had a procedure called percutaneous disc decompression. Don't know if you've heard of it. Basically, they use a needle-type of tool to remove part of the inner disc to hopefully take the pressure of the nerve. I was told before I had it done that in thirty days I will be able to do whatever I want. But thats just not true.
I guess the nerve was compressed for almost a year. I don't know if that would make a difference. I suppose it would. Right now my doctor has me on vicodin. It helps some. Mainly, I think it plays head games with me so that I don't notice how much pain I'm in. I know what your saying about that head fog. It does that to me. I'm a small person so maybe that's why it has such a huge affect on me. I hate living my life on medication. I'm the type that didn't even like taking tylenol for a headache. So this is pretty major for me.
I'm sorry for rambling on like this! This whole deal feels like its destroying my life. I used to be the one that everyone would call on to help them move or climb on the roof, or fix stuff. (I thought I was mighty mouse) :) But now I'm the last person anyone would call for that. It makes me feel worthless.
Well, I'm going to quit taking up your time here. I know you've got your own problems to deal with also. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to me. I will do the same if you need it.
I certainly hope the nerve damage will heal. I guess only time will tell.(But I did put a call in to the doctor, so hopefully I will hear back from him)
Thank you again for listening! :angel:
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Thank you for your reply. Don't worry about scaring me. I'm looking for the honest truth. I would like to know what I am dealing with. I appreciate your honesty.
I've had back pain on and off for the last couple years. But was definately tolerable in the beginning. Now at 27, it is constant and severe and has been that way for the past year. I was on an oral steriod for the inflamation a year ago - the one you take for a week. That did help for awhile, but shortly after that, the severe buttocks, hip and leg pain started. I had the ESI. Three this past year. Unfortunately they didn't help. But luckily, hearing others stories on here they didn't hurt either. A little over a month ago, I had a procedure called percutaneous disc decompression. Don't know if you've heard of it. Basically, they use a needle-type of tool to remove part of the inner disc to hopefully take the pressure of the nerve. I was told before I had it done that in thirty days I will be able to do whatever I want. But thats just not true.
I guess the nerve was compressed for almost a year. I don't know if that would make a difference. I suppose it would. Right now my doctor has me on vicodin. It helps some. Mainly, I think it plays head games with me so that I don't notice how much pain I'm in. I know what your saying about that head fog. It does that to me. I'm a small person so maybe that's why it has such a huge affect on me. I hate living my life on medication. I'm the type that didn't even like taking tylenol for a headache. So this is pretty major for me.
I'm sorry for rambling on like this! This whole deal feels like its destroying my life. I used to be the one that everyone would call on to help them move or climb on the roof, or fix stuff. (I thought I was mighty mouse) :) But now I'm the last person anyone would call for that. It makes me feel worthless.
Well, I'm going to quit taking up your time here. I know you've got your own problems to deal with also. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to me. I will do the same if you need it.
I certainly hope the nerve damage will heal. I guess only time will tell.(But I did put a call in to the doctor, so hopefully I will hear back from him)
Thank you again for listening! :angel:
:angel: percutaneous disc decompression??? What is this ESI ? that you had done ? I am schedule for surgery myself in two weeks I have also posted many questions on the post
on the braod starting on the 15th of December so go thru them to see if their is thing you can use in my post hope u feel better I have some great links it miht help u understand more if you want them reply to me .. i really this had sometpye of other respoce thing cause Im new to this health broad and I think its very helpful but when someone would like to find out more about a person they just have take a longtime to look .. maybe i dont know how to use this yet ?
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