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Hello everyone. Since about mid 2004 I have been living, and dealing with what my doctor calls chronic back pain. Since my doctor is an HMO I really only get so much help from him. Every once in a while they will send me to the "Pain management" doctors, but honestly I have only seen them about 4 times since 04. I am really not too sure what condition I actually have. I was told that I have basically fried, or short circuited my central nervous system.
I have been through physical therapy about 6 times, acupuncture, tried plenty of opiates, and muscle relaxers, then we tried a nerve burn. Cauterized 6 nerve endings in my lower back.
I figure I will look around here for a little bit to see if I can figure anything out that can help me. All I really have been told is that I injured myself enough times without healing between that now my brain and back are constantly sending the pain message back and forth.
A mental note about me. I always keep things on the positive side of life. I am not bummed or depressed just concerned as things are getting worse & worse. I have changed my line of work once already, and it's looking like I am going to start looking for something else, and I really don't want to do that.
Wow, I am usually a lurker on msg boards. Sorry about the long intro.