Hello to everyone!
I have had two back surgeries. Upper back where the Orthopedic surgeon went in through my front of the throat area, took the damage disc and replaced it with a bone graft. Took bone from my hip and replaced it with that, in through my throat. Used a titanium screw to hold it into place. The surgery was a success! My arm no longer hurts and I was very happy that the pain was gone! Then I was having lower back pain back in 2004. Had bone spurs and had surgury again to remove the bone spurs. That surgery was the worse. It took more time to actually get back on my feet. Was back then still in my fifty's for both surgeries. Now, I am having lower back pain again, the pain is excruciating! Went in for an xray today, it was all I could do to lay on the table for it. It showed nothing. I am so confused that I know when I cannot walk, lay, pick something up, turning, etc my husband has to help me at night to get out of bed. I have had this now going on three weeks. Now, I am 60 and it is wearing me down ( the pain)! It is hard to find a good doctor here in Elkhart Ind. The xray showed nothing, I have my paperwork from my Surgeon in the past. It says that my lower back has several things wrong and that was back in 2006, with my lower back. Not sure what to do anymore or get a second opinion? I know my body and it is telling me something is wrong. With all the drug abuse with pain meds, we are the one's paying the price for the one's who do need the pain med's or is it when we get older, we are treated differently?
Here in Elkhart Indiana it is now hard to find a caring general practitioner. Who can refer me to someone who practices in this field of medicine and Orthopedic Specialist. Happy Thanksgiving!