I have been reading these message boards as well as the Spine-Health website for quite some time and have finally decided to "get my feet wet".
Funny thing, I had been reading various articles on the HOME PAGE since late 2008 (I have neck and back problems) and a few months ago I noticed the tab "Pain Forums". WOW.
What an eye opener.
I just wanted to thank you all for sharing so much of yourselves. Because you have done so, I have learned so much! THings like how to talk with my doctor, what to expect after surgery and with the pain medication.
I am sure I will continue to learn.