I'm new to this forum and really amazed at some of the stories. I am not alone... I've been diagnosed with genetic DDD since 15. Was told at 32 that I had the back of a 70 yr old. Am now 50 and very tired of the whole thing...aren't we all though? I've been getting the x-Ray guided epiidurals for some years now. The last one in March was excruciatingly painful. I actually heard someone screaming only to realize it was me!
My pain is worse yet again and I'm afraid this time to get the procedure. I take the pain pills, muscle relaxants etc..stretch as much as possible. I stand at work all day and my legs are getting weaker. already had facet joint surgurey about 7 yrs ago to release the nerves. The entire lumbar and S1are effected and have stenosis. No longer a candidate for surgery. Have been told " this is classic DDD. I can't help you" by two surgeons. Currently see a physiatrist for pain management as well as a psychiatrist for depression..go figure! What are the types of pain management have you tried and have they worked for you?