I just wanted to say that I appreciate having a group of people that understand what back pain is all about and are willing to share information & ideas with others.
My problem is Spondy L5/S1, DDD & herniated disc L5/S1, L4/L5. I had a ESI on Nov 19th that worked for about a month, it seems to have worn off :''( . I am scheduled for another on Jan. 14th. I wanted advise how to get through this until the next ESI and also if anyone has had success with another ESI if the first one only lasted a month. I am currently taking 5/325mg Oxycodone one to two tabs every 4-6 hours as needed. I don't take it until I cannot cope with the pain anymore and rarely take more than one at a time. I am fortunate that I have a fairly high pain tolerance. My ortho spine specialist wants to try any and all options before surgery and I do too. I have tried Chiro and PT. I am 41 yrs old and he says I am too young for surgery if we can find something to take away my pain.
Thanks in advance for your input. I hope everyone has good days throughtout the holidays and into 2009. :H