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Back Pain and Med pump

rossamrrossam Posts: 8
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in Chronic Pain
I have been in severe pain w/back & neck pain for several years,disable for nine years had neck surgery July 02 still having Problems with my neck C5/6 fusion DDD and shoulder pain.I have been chasing a fix for DDD in three levels L3/4-L5/S1 with low back hip and leg pain.I has L5/S1 fusion Dec 08
with little freedom from these chains.I have horrendous upper back and Hip pain,numbness in left thigh and tender to touch left side of leg.One more Mri which shows very little change,still desiccated and arthropathy facet joint arthropathy, foraminal disc protrusion mild mild mild? What is causing the pain in mid back,Tue June 09 I have one more EMG appointment.I have joint pain in my hands and fingers(RA)Could it be possible that a Med Pump could help?


  • Has your PM Dr. suggested that? It seems a long time for you with so much pain. I hope you find some relief somehow soon. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I'm betting the farm that the pump will help. I'm having my surgery to implant one soon because of persistent, severe pain and muscle spasms in my lower back and legs.

    Only your doctor can determine if it's right for you, and you'll have to go through a psyche evaluation and trial first. If you do well and the trial brings you 50% or more relief, then you would be a candidate.

    I hope they find one way or another to get you relief from your pain. Take care
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