hi to the pain med group, my husband signed me up and is
pounding the keyboard for me. i've read some of your past threads and sounds like jvm and others are all too familiar with the different pain meds and how they work or don't work!
i've had 6 low back surgeries, 5 spinal cord stimulators,
and a morphine pump. i now have had these removed, as they didn't help! i've had a 3 level 360 degree fusion with rods and screws,a rod broke and procedure was repeated!my last surgery actually helped one of my major pain issues, it was an arthritic crustation at the right nerve root canal of l-2!
however, i suppose due to the rods and no fusion-- i've
developed scoliosis in the past several years in the low back area!if we draw a line at the center of my low back;the tendons,ligaments and muscles above the line are in constant spasm pulling up toward my head! the ones below the line are in spasm pulling down toward my back side; this is very painful and it's 24/7!
i tried some form of oxycotin but, it made me nauseous!
the doctor gave me some water downed version of oral morphine,made me sick and didn't help the pain! for the past several years i've been taking narco 10/325mg.2 per
dose sometimes with 2 800mg. of skelaxin just takes the edge off for about 30 minutes!i've seen a doctor concerning the scoliosisbut,he wanted the spinal cord stimulator and the morphine pump removed, so he could do an mri! neither one were working, nor had they helped my pain! all of that said, i have had 3 pain doc's and they either don't know
how to or what to give me for my painhttps://www.spine-health.com/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/yahoo/silly.gif
or they don't care!https://www.spine-health.com/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/yahoo/devil.gifhttps://www.spine-health.com/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/yahoo/crying.gifi
desperately need something to give me at least some relief! i'm aware most of the group are not doc's, which is perhaps a plus but, i would appreciate any thoughts you all would share with me! thanks to all in advance https://www.spine-health.com/sites/all/modules/smileys/packs/yahoo/clap.gif