Since you are all here, I know that you have some kind of spinal condition and are looking to get more information to hopefully minimize your pain.
Over the years, I have met so many different people. Folks from all parts of the USA, from various countries, with different backgrounds, old, young , or in between. I read so many different posts, and have discuss so many different problems.
So,I was thinking about listing some of the common problems people deal with and see what you all think about them.
In no priority or importance order.
1 - This is my first spinal problem, I dont know what to do.
2 - I had a MRI report, but I have no idea what it all means. Can someone help me?
3 - None of the medications I am taking help with my pain.
4 - My doctor doesnt listen to me, should I find another one?
5 - The ESI. Does it work, how long does it take?
6 - I am a working Mom and cant take my pain medications when I am taking care of my children.
7 - My wife/husband/SO doesnt understand my situation. This is making it all so much more difficult.
8 - My surgery failed, I am in more pain now.
9 - My doctor doesnt give me enough pain medications.
10 - When can I go back to work after surgery?
11 - I am too young to have back problems.
12 - My doctor wont prescribe pain medications for me, because I am too young.
13 - My life is over, I am in pain every day. I cant do what I used to do.
14 - I have nothing to live for, my pain is intense, my wife/husband/so left me, no one understands me, etc
15 - Fill in the blanks ________
I know there are many more, but I wanted just to start with the ones I've come across the most
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences