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cornic back pain

ian grovesiian groves Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:59 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
hi all
around 3 yrs ago (42 at the time) my back finally went on me after 6yrs of pain i was able to control most the time with ,aftet begin taking to hospital and having more scans on my back they told me i have degenration of the lower back ,i have two disc that are black on my mri scans L1-S5 AD L3-L4.I have been through the physio route and made me worse ,had the lumber injection that made me have a really bad reaction to where i was taking into hopsital for 5 days so they will no give me another of them than god,my specialest says an operation will not help me grrrrrr
the drugs i am taking is very high
mst cont. x2
tramodol x 3
gabapentin x6
diclofenic x3
oromorph around 3 x5mil
all per day
this is not helping me that much ,i constantly have sciatica and some form of paint within the lower disc area,i get pain in my groin also,as of late i find my self with a strange feeling as though im getting a tinggling feeling in my lips and a kind of nervous feeling .does anyone else get anything like this ...
regards ian


  • hmm, why does the doctor think surgery won't help?
    It sounds like you have leg pain which is in general what microdiscectomies can help alleviate b/c it means there is disc material putting pressure on the nerves.

    Have you tried another opinion?

    Not sure if you are in US or not and that may lay into it.

    Also, if you have your records, there are speciality places that offer e-opinion (e.g. eCleveland Clinic). Now, you must be under the care of a doctor b/c they cannot treat you, they can only help answer questions and say here's what they think the right treatment options and risks are. There is a cost typically but it's not that pricey and in my case, my company covered the cost of the opinion b/c they felt as if for such a big issue, they'd welcome a specialists opinion to help keep surgical and other treatment costs down.

    I hope this helps a bit.-
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