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Re: Hanging in there

Re: Hanging in there

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Posted by Kay on November 07, 2000 at 13:26:23:

In Reply to: Hi Kay! posted by Sue on November 06, 2000 at 19:25:29:

Sorry to hear about your lower back. My problems in my lower back come and go but lately with med and exercise it's been better. I found out from the doctor that my insurance won't pay for the Botox. I think because they consider it experimental or for cosmetic reasons (which I may need help with but other problems are more important now). The pain med, Neurotin has helped alot with my neck and lower back. Maybe you should ask about something before doing surgery. It may seem strange but I've been doing a Tai Chi class and really enjoy it. It seems to help too as it involves slow movement and stretching.
You mentioned that you did therapy for your shoulder. Are there any specific exercises that worked best? I've tried several - holding on to the door frame and bending at the waist and stretching my arms, plus others. I'm not sure what to do next. I may ask about a Pain Management Clinic or just PT. I'm taking this year off from work so I hope I can find some help before I have to go back. I hope you find answers for your back problems soon. It's always great to hear when one person finds relief. It keeps me encouraged. Have a good day.

: Hi Kay: Yes, I'm still here! I'm still contemplating surgery for my disc in my lower back. I have a few more questions that I need to have answered yet. So, I'm not feeling the "greatest," but am able to go to work and a few other things. Can't do too much for too long though...back/leg starts really acting up.

: How have you been? Have you found out any more about your symptoms (and Botox)? I sure hope that we can find relief soon! These medical problems are for the birds! Take care and keep in touch!
: Sue

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