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elviseelvis Posts: 79
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:38 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
its been a long time for me on her my husband is still the same with back pain he sometimes cant sleep with this and he cant do anything around the house as the pain is quict bad i am now hes carer and sometime wish i could take his pain away he cant play sport sanymore or play with the grandkids he cant even cook that much as when he stand the pain is bad all the doc keeps doing is given him pain killer no mri done yet and now i have achilles tendonitis ankle i cant do too much too so he does try and help out but then hes in pain again


  • :D

    Sounds like you're definitely facing challenges in your home right now -- Just do what you can every day and let the rest fall to the wayside. It's very tough for both of you to be suffering. I hope you have some family or friends that can give you a little help when needed.

    I don't remember what your husbands issues are but you say he hasn't had an MRI yet. I'd press for one with the doctor if you think that will help diagnose the issue and get him a plan of action to get him out of pain.

    Please feel free to vent to us here anytime. Always here to offer moral support. Sending you a few O:) O:) O:) to watch over you while things are rough.

    Take care,

  • thanks for your reply he as ddd and norrowing at L5-S1
  • Did the Dr guess at what is wrong with him? I don't understand how he knows what it wrong with no MRI?

    Is he under any type of pain management?

    If not or if it is not working at all - it may be time to look for a new Dr. - just my thoughts ;)
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • the dr took a xray at the hosptil and our own dr told my husband that he could see this on the xray
    but it like the pain is getting bad every day he has
    pain tablets that he takes as well but thats about it
    we have been trying for 18 months for a mri as i think that the disks are getting worse i hope you can understand my spelling
  • hi!! :H an x-ray can give only a very limited picture of what is going on in the back and neck areas. an MRI is really needed to give an accurate diagnosis and then a treatment plan... :D please be very careful so neither of you hurts yourself anymore. good luck to you both and keep us informed. :D Jenny :)
  • the problem we have is dave also as panic attacks and cant go into any buildings as it sets off his panic so we are trying to get help with this as well the only way i can get him to see a doc at the momant is by waiting for the doc to see the last person and then get him in there through the back door
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