Hi..I've been reading the posts in many of the forums for quite some time and decided to become a member. I've used this place as a source of research as well comfort..please don't ask me for the disc locations because I cannot tell you at the moment.
I've lost friends because of my this..but I retain my optimism.
I've had injections and ablations and none have worked.. in fact each ablation was painful, the last one had me in tears..andthe pain management doctor I have doesn't listen..
I fall for no reason and no one seems to listen to that fact..I lose my balance alot..any way..
I've seen a new pain Dr and he went over all my records and he said there was nothing that could be done for me and do not let anyone tell me to have surgery because that was NOT an option! The only options for me were other my tens unit,,regulating pain meds and ice...he told me to get a cane and file for ssi...he told me to sit there for awhile and let that sink in because he didn't want me driving.
He was awesome..he told me he hated having to to tell someone that kind of news..
I'm here for support and friends who aren't afraid to discuss the disability..