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Back pain

claudiacclaudia Posts: 167
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Lower Back Pain
well i will be having my Surgery January 13, 09. Scared ,Nervous ,Excited, ect ect, I just want to get better and go on with my life and figure out what i want!!Since 2004 it has been aweful, being placed in a lite duty position, took a pay cut because i got injured, had my first Surgery, went back to work in 3 months because the job needed me (yeah rite).a year later started having hip joint pain started seeing a pain specialist whom is wonderful.
the last 6 months to 8 months tried spinal stimulator/ pre-alt every test now going back for a revision. and extending another level higher, 2 Surgeon 2 doctors all say need this , so here i go again my Surgery will be on January 13, 2009, This time i will take it easy,i will wear the brace for 3 months and start therapy which i did not do before ..I need some relief the burning the hip and knee pain the lower back..if i stand or sit to long ohh well u all no. at times the pain keeps me awake. i hope that this time will be better i am a positive person who has FAITH!! I have to get through this But the recovery is the worse!!


  • Good luck with your surgery.....
  • I hope you have exhausted all of your other options before opting for surgery. If you have I wish you the best of luck! >:D< It sounds like you've talked to qualified people, but sometimes even the best doctors and surgeons still look at everything from a surgical standpoint without trying alternatives, and this can be because they don't even know they can help. I would suggest getting some other opinions and seeing if something like VAX-D could help you. I've seen it really help people in positions like yours. I'm in chicago and found a great vax-d clinic here, but there may be someone wherever you are. Again best of luck, wishes and prayers to you and getting your life back!
  • Good luck with your surgery!! I hope it goes well and you get some much needed relief!

  • I couldn't agree with u more....

    here is my story..

    I came back to this site to share my experience that might help to other back pain sufferers like me. This time last year, I was in severe sciatica leg pain due to prolapsed disc between L5-S1. I couldn't stand straight, couldn't walk, couldn't sit, couldn't lie on my back. I could only lie on one side with my legs bent only for a short while. I was all on four for over 2 months and I actually lived and moved around like a dog for a few months.
    I also had accident during MRI scan. I had to get out after 3 mins as I felt like I was electrocuted through my sciatica nerve in my right leg. They tried to stretch my leg which I couldn't stretch due to pain.
    My orthopedic surgeon said I would have to do the surgery.

    My back pain started in Sept 07.
    Pain shoot down to right leg at Oct 07.
    Had MRI in Nov 07.
    Dec 07, Jan 08 and Feb 08 struggling with the pain. depressed and couldn't decide whether I should do surgery or not.

    within those months,I looked everywhere online where I could find info about back pain. In the end, I chose to try physio first .

    I bought a book from my physiotherapist called " TREAT YOUR OWN BACK " by Robin McKenzie.

    I did the exercises little by little as I could with the help of ice pack.
    It took me 8 months ( til Oct 08) to become completely pain free. I am still doing that exercises for my back and I would recommend for anyone who have problems with prolapsed, herniated, bulged disc.

    As you may know, sitting is not good for ppl with back problem. Try not to sit longer than 30 mins.

    So all I want to say from my point of view is that don't jump to the conclusion to have surgery because of the pain.
    Surgery should be considered as the last option after you have tried other options and your conditions doesn't improve. You also need patience. Your pain won't go away in a few days.

    So I wish you all the best for your back.

    Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about my experience.

    Good luck!!
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