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discouraged...need to know others experiences



  • Sounds like your doctor is doing all the right things and doing rather quickly to see if they will help. Your doctor is using a good combination approach using injections, meds and therapy. Make sure that the therapist is aware that it is causing you that much pain. Often times the therapist will need to mix things up so you can get more benefit than pain. Also using the nerve block should give you some relief all though it may be short lived. As far as recovery from surgery everyone is different. I think recovery depends on a multiple of things. Your surgeon can only carry you so far and then you will have a lot of work to do as well. Did the doctor say anything about a cord compression or is it a nerve compression. By decompressing the nerve all your symptoms may go away. I would strongly suggest that you make a appointment with a surgeon as well. Often times it takes along time to get these appointments. Wether you need surgery or not is not for me to say. If all the above approaches help you could always cancel the appointment but at least you would be on the waiting list. Some insurance's as well require a second opinion which i always believe one should get before doing surgery. So by making the appointment you would be that much farther along. Good luck and keep us posted on how your doing. Welcome to spine-health.
  • I want to thank all of you for your responses. It sounds selfish, but it's nice to know there are others out there with the same issues. Good luck to everyone..... O:)
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  • Do you have problems with your wrists too?

    I have major wrist issues. In fact, one of the first reasons I went to the dr was becuase it hurt to flex my wrist...sooo bad. The dr I had at the time told me it was arthritis and gave me Meloxicam. have you had the same problem?
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