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Recurring Back /Neck Pain

sunshine59_99ssunshine59_99 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:45 AM in Chronic Pain
I had my spinal fusion (L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1) done in Jan 04 and was doing pretty good until Jan 09, I started having lower back pains again and went to see the doctors. X-rays show nothing is wrong with the fusion so was given medication to deal with the pain. In May of 2010 I fell down some stairs and landed on my back, now the pain is getting really bad and still cannot find anything wrong. Was given a stronger medication for the pain as it is not only my back, but knees, ankles, and recently found out have a bone spur at C5-C6. Doctors don't seem to understand that some of us would rather enjoy life than be on medication 24/7 for pain.

I see doctors through the VA for most of my care and to be honest sometimes I wonder just where they got their training.

Life has to get better I don't think it could get much worse for me.

Thanks for letting me ramble,


  • Well, if they can't find a source, there isn't always much they can do. What type of doctors have you been seeing?

    Be careful about saying life can't get worse. As I've found, things can always be worse. You'll find many on this board if you stick around long enough that have it worse than you do, as well.

    But earlier this year I had health crisis after health crisis and thought things couldn't be worse. What happened? I broke my foot walking down the stairs. Never tempt fate.
  • Your problem is so critic. If doctor's can't understand your problem than how can they give you the medicine for your stuff. I think you should get proper treatment from an expert orthopaedic doctor who will help you to know out the exact problem.
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