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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in New Member Introductions
I have degenerative disc disease in L3-5, as well as cervical spine problems with bulging discs at c4-5 and shoulder problems. I've had 10 steroid injections in my shoulder, 3 cervical epidurals for it and still no relief. I am planning on filing for medical disability retirement from the federal agency I work at, since they only have 1 job that they say I can do which is sitting 8 hours a day watching an exit.

I am glad to find this board.



  • and glad to have you here. So sorry that you are suffering right along with the rest of us. Have you been able to get on meds that help you with your pain?
  • I have been taking Vicodin or Darvocet for at least 10 years & I am happy to say I have been off all pain med's for at least 10 weeks now & I feel like a human being.
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  • to the boards. We are glad to have you here at SH and keep us updated.
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. What else are you doing besides injections? why are you having so many injections in one site if they are not working? steroids are not good for your body. I have DDD as well and have a full treatment plan. look around and make yourself at home. good luck with your pain problems! Jenny :)
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