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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in New Member Introductions
I'm 6'9", (maybe 6'10" now?). I stopped keeping track when the pain nestled its thorned head into my body. It seems it's found it to be a nice place, and hasn't thought of moving out.

It's been going on for years now... and where most Docs will say it'll get better soon, I beg to differ.

I'm an active person. I'm a musician, playing all instruments... I skateboard, also filming for a skateboarding team (no I'm not a child).

Not aiming to brag, I'm an intelligent person. And yet, I feel like every day that passes is another day that I'm wasting away.

I've gotten to the point where I question life plenty of times throughout the day.

Plain and simple, I face pain like everyone else... and no, I'm not looking for a pity party... I'm looking for help.

Sure, most people suffer from pain, and most deal with it and can handle it differently. I'm very fond of it by now, and it's shown no sympathy or thought of just "going away".

The bother is, that I've been to multiple doctors. They've all stated that I have multiple problems. Do they not want to take the time to help? Can they help at all?

No pain medications, treatments scheduled that never happen, referrals to other docs (probably so he need not worry about it)... and why? A run of bad luck? Nah.

How can I get these local doctors (of Ohio, seems like the worst place to seek help) and specialists to help me? How can I progress, rather than be held back by a four letter curse (pain).

If someone has been through these ridiculous times, and has gotten ahead, can you get to me and guide me? I will listen and embrace every bit of advice.


  • Hi Zee,

    Welcome to S-H! Sorry it has to be under such circumstances but many people arrive at this site out of frustration, I've noticed. You've come to the right place to find empathy (not pity) and also to glean much useful information.

    The doctors you've seen have said you have problems but you're saying no one has done any tests at all?? You don't have any kind of diagnosis? I get the impression they shy away from treating you but I don't get a feel for why that would be (maybe you don't either).

    Tell us more about yourself and what you're experiencing. You will want to look over the various forums on the site and choose the one(s) which might logically deal with your back issues (cervical spine, lumbar, pain management, etc).

    Looking forward to your posts. Hang in there, there's somebody who will be willing to treat you, you just haven't found the right doctor yet! :)

    2009 Foraminotomy C6-72010 PLIF L4-S1Multi RFA's, cervical inj, lumbar injLaminectomy L3-4 and fusion w/internal fixation T10-L4 July 17Fusion C2-C5 yet to be scheduled
  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. it can be hard to get a diagnosis, treatment and concern from a doctor. ~X( keep pushing till you find one that meets your criteria.. :T good luck and keep us informed! :D Jenny :)
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