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Back Pain Need Help "Can't stand in same place for long."

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  • (G) = Grin. Similar to "Lol!" Is Lots of Laughs. Hope that helps. :) *HUG*

    Brenda
    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I'm sitting here in shock because you all have verbalized something I've been dealing with for years but never could quite adequately verbalize. I refused surgery for now because I'm still fairly young and I had three surgeon's opinions and they all said they'd operate but that they didn't think it would help my pain because of long-term damage. I also have a facet tropism at three different levels of my spine, which means bone-on-bone facets since birth on one side or the other at three levels. There's nothing they an do about it as of right now. I've been through shots, too many to count of all sorts, and so many other treatments I'd put you to sleep if I listed them all. I wish I had an answer to help you. All I know is this is horrible to deal with. It threw my mind through a loop to go from an athlete's mentality to a person that can't even stand for 5 minutes. I'm sorry for my little tangent, I guess the way you all described it was intense for me since I've felt this for 9 years but could never explain it as well as you all did! I hope you're able to find treatments that work well for you! I hope you're getting good rest!

    Much love and understanding,

    Lisa
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  • I am having an RFA on Thursday. Hopefully this will help. Surgery will more than likely be next if I do not get any relief from this procedure. They will do both sides around L3, L4. I will keep you posted.

    Has anyone had this procedure done? Did you get any relief?

  • I'm just curious - a lot of docs that do RFAs will do a diagnostic nerve block first to see if the RFA will work. They go in and block the nerves with an anesthetic that they intend to burn and if that works for a certain length of time then they generally feel confident that the RFA will work too.

    Did they mention this to you? I'm sure others here have gone straight to RFAs, I just find it unusual. Maybe one of your last injections was a nerve block?

    With that said, I sure hope it works for you. I had the diagnostic nerve block and it didn't work so they wouldn't do an RFA on me. However, I've known people who've gotten relief for up to 18 months with a RFA. I hope that's you!

    Cathie
  • @Mudfootball you doesn't mentioned you age so far difficult to reply you but i personally think when you become older your bones become week due to that might chances of facing out the back pain you can't stand at one places for the longer time.Yoga and Medication really good out for you....
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  • Hi all, I recently had bilateral sacro-iliac fusions. Discharged completely at under three months, results excellent. Apparently I have excellent quality bone and the six rods are seated perfectly. I have my whole c spine fused with hardware. I have a Tspine spondololisthesis, degenerating facet joints, severe inflammatory some kind of DJD, DDD. My spine is a wreck. Had three knee replacements, bilateral shoulder replacements, foot I joints removed, fused and screwed together. In short I am a mess. I need a good neurosurgeon in the Vermont, NH area. My husband is a dentist and he can only drive me on Fridays.
    Neurosurgeons at Dartmouth do t work Fridays. My back has be mostly bedridden at 62. My neck started to go at 39 so now I am a wreck. Any help would be appreciated. I'll travel to Boston. Infoon spondololisthesis would be appreciated too.
  • Ive been having the same problem with my back for a long time. Over the last year it has gotten worse. I can't stand for no more then 3-5 minutes at a time without being in a lot of pain! My back even hurts when touched! When I walk I do ok but if I stop it starts to hurt pretty much right away. I had always thought it was due to my scoliosis but Im not sure now.
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