First of all I have to say what a relief it was finding this site! I was in a car accident almost 2years ago, and although fortunate enough to walk away with all visible body parts in tact I received a parting gift of a herniated disk in my neck and a herniated L5S1! I have had epidurals, facet block injections, rf treatments, a diskectomy and nucleoplasty on lower back and today I received my first facet block injection in my neck...a good time was NOT had by all. The procedures and surgery on my lower back did not work and I am still in a great deal of pain most days, although I do have to say the pain went from a 10 to a 6 or 7 on the good days. I do my best to try to fight through the pain and even tried not taking pain medication, nerve locks, muscle relaxers and nerve blockers for about 3 weeks but i'm not tough enough for that and returned to the vicodin today. I usually try to stay positive and not talk about the pain or other problems associated with it, but it's nice to know that if I do need a place to ask questions or vent a little you are here.
Sorry if that was ramble but as I said...had a procedure and back on vicodin.
Thanks to all, and and may we all look forward to our next pain free day!