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edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in New Member Introductions
:H vickyg here and though I have been coming to this sight for a long time, I've just recently started to participate. I'm 54/F/Ft.Lauderdale,FL. I am in the lower back pain and osteoarthritis group. I love this site and never found another one that is 1/10th as helpful. I have had facet joint injections and medial branch blocks and just last week had radio-frequency on 3 nerves. I have gone into the chat room a couple of times and think this is the greatest addition to the site. I've found so much info in here that has eased my anxiety from what was going on w/my condition and what was going to be done. Thanks ever so much for such a great bunch of people.


  • welcome to spine-health....
  • Hi Vicky, Welcome to Spine Health.

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  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. this really is a great place to find hope and friendship and peace of mind. you know you are never alone. :H pain is the link between all of us. i see you are trying conservative measures to try and improve your pain. i hope you find the treatments that work for you. good luck as you progress and i hope to see you around the forum! Jenny :)
  • I have the same type of pain as you and have gotten tremendous relief from the rhizotomy. Hope you fair the same. Good luck and keep us posted.
  • bigcat, hey! Nice of you to welcome me. Before I started participating I used to read your posts alot and found useful info for my L3,4,and 5. Nice of you to welcome me and thanks for being around.
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  • So funny and cool that I've gotten welcomes from the very ppl that I read/ most of their situations. Just wondering if it's true about the pain while the nerves are trying to die from RF is more then the procedure itself. Someone in chat told me the procedure was not that bad and they were right. Now, ouch. Thanks for reply.
  • vicky- welcome to site. I've had numerous injections in the lumbar and cervical areas. I think injections work well with some people. I guess it depends on where the injection is given, the reason for the injection and the skill of the dr giving the injection..take care.. :) jade
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