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MRI's told the story

marcymmarcy Posts: 15
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:38 AM in New Member Introductions

Hi everyone,

My name is marcy and I am 48, married with a 24 yr old son. I've been dealing with back pain since the mid 90's. I worked in an office for 18 years until about 2 yrs ago when it just became too much for me. After years of not knowing exactly why I was in so much pain I finally went to Mayo Clinic in 7/07. The MRI's told the story. I have aways had some amount of back pain but had NO IDEA that all the other pain (arm,hand,leg,foot,chest,head - everywhere)could come from my back. Silly me! I even had my gallbladder removed not knowing that the pain was coming from thoracic radiculopathy. Long story - short - I now spend my days going to Dr's appts., having test/procedures done and trying to discover new ways to overcome my never ending pain.

SHealth has helped me alot and I would like to thank all who have taken the time to post their info. -the education is priceless! Since I have now had several of the "treatment" options, I hope my info will help others as you have helped me. Please know, I have NO medical training and by "help" I am referring only to my personal experiences.

Recent treatments include: facet block, ESI-lumbar/thoracic, rhizotomy, physical therapy, pain meds. Waiting on myelogram next wk.


  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. so glad you have found SH to be of help to you. :D that is what we are here for... i hope you find some pain relief soon. i am having my gallbladder out this Thursday but i do think it is a problem! LOL!!! what a lot you have been through!! :( stick around and make yourself at home. good luck to you! :D Jenny :)
  • Hi Marcy,
    I hope you find something that works for your pain. I also have worked in an office for 20 years. Sitting is the worst thing for my back. I now have to get up every 30 minutes to do pt exercises. But it gets me through the day.

    Take care,
  • I am so sorry to hear that you have suffered for so long. On a good note hopefully now you will be able to get some relief. You will find lots of support and understanding on this forum and I look forward to hearing your experiences too.
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