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pain management

hi everyone, i was diagnosed with Tethered spinal cord just a few months ago...i'm 28 yrs old and i have always had back problems. I would really like some advice on pain management, i am in absolute agony and pain killers are no longer working. The waiting list to see a specialist is huge and ive already been cancelled twice, i'm literally at my wits end now!
nicola sheriff


  • HI,
    I am not sure really what your question is? If your asking about pain management, and what goes on? Or what you can do to help the pain now, while you wait. If it is the latter, the best things you can do is walk, watch your bending, lifting and twisting. In addition all the things you do, do them close to your body and not away, so don't reach for anything either. Some will say holding your arms on top your head helps. But the best thing you can do, is to lie down when the pain gets to bad, use heat on one side and ice on the other.

    What type pain are you having and where is it located? For example is it mechanical pain when you do things or is it radiating to your arms or legs? The doctor whom diagnosed this condition what did they suggest you do for a treatment plan? Have you been seen by a spinal specialist, such as neurosurgeon?

    If you give some more information, others can tell you how they manage pain?
  • PainLadyPPainLady Posts: 1
    edited 08/10/2012 - 11:10 AM
    Hi I'm not sure where you're located, but I recently too had the same issue and my friend recommended a doctor in Queens, NY and I was a bit hesitant since I live in Brooklyn, but I must say I'm so happy I went to see him. Dr. EDITED was amazing, his staff was so helpful and his office was clean and located with easy access. I recently went to him for an epidural injection and feel much better. I'm not exactly sure what your condition is, but I do suggest giving Dr. EDITED a call.

    Post edited to remove name of medical professional and or facility. by The Spine-Health Moderator Team
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