through the couple of years that i have read and posted on this site, i have come to one conclusion. as i read posts, i don't understand what is going on. it seems like some people have a medical dictionary and use words or conditions that i don't know or they don't know what they are. i don't think i am the only one who feels this way. when someone posts that they have a bilateral steonic development of the cervical bilateral 5 vertabrae on the right side which is compounded by unilateral orifices in the conjuctiva joint. i go what? i am exaggerating of course but it is hard to give advice when i don't know what one is suffering from. to me it seems simpler to write i suffer from stenosis, or sciatic pain or i have a herniated disc etc. it seems like some are reading from a report but most of us are not doctors so we don't know what you have.and if you don't know what this means, have your doctor explain it to you in english. your doctor should say you have sciatica or stenosis or a herniated disc. this is just my opinion but if we simplify our complaints, we can be of more help
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.