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New Member, Congenital Spinal Stenosis Lumbar & Cervical, Osteoarthritis

ducky1978dducky1978 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi everyone I am 33 years old, mother of 3 wonderful children. I have been dealing with chronic pain for almost 7 years, and to be honest it wears a person down.

I have congenital spinal stenosis in my lumbar and cervical, osteoarthritis in my lower back, bulging disc L3-L4, herniated L4-L5, nerve impingement, also bulging C4-C5 in cervical.

I am currently taking celebrex, tramadol, vicodin, & Cyclobenzaprine which I dont take unless I really need to. But basically with all of this it only takes a little bit of the edge off. My doctor has decided to send me to a spinal specialist for my cervical and lumbar, which I think is a great idea since I am getting completely tired of being in pain and my stomach is not handling the prescriptions that well anymore.



  • hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. it must be especially difficult to have three children and be in chronic pain. i am sure they are a big help to you! i hope you find the support here on SH to be of help to you as well. good luck on seeing the spine specialist.. i would look at that as a step in the right direction! having pain and not recieving much pain relief is no way to live. stop by the forum anytime! and please keep us inforumed! Jenny :)
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    Wow...a young mom with 3 active kids and I'm guessing with busy lives of their own starting. That could mean the driving to the here and to there. Even a perfectly healthy mom can benefit from support people. So many people don't know how to help, but are happily willing to help when asked.

    The spinal doc...great idea...and I would throw in a Pain Management doc if at all possible. Maybe the pain control could be a little more than ..the edge off..but also something to help the..nausea..or whatever is your stomach upset.

    Hopefully, some testing from the spinal doc will reveal more specifics and doc can have a plan. I would say in the meantime, be as good to your body as possible.. cautious of the lifting, twisting, etc..
    Keep in touch! and feel free to continue to visit the site..read, watch info videos, vent...whatever you need. You're not alone.
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