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  • Hello, im 40 and a singe parent to 4 children, I chipped my tailbone when i was about 12 and have always suffer with pain when sitting for a period of time. However in the last year the pain has got severe and i tend not to sit at all as when i do even for short periods of time it uses all my energy to try and not scream/cry when trying to get up. Docs have always said it muscular and prescribed painkillers without even checking the area. About 6 months ago i had a hernia op, when i went for my post op I was in that much pain trying to get up that the surgeon checked it for me. He said that he could feel that there had been a lot of trauma to it and that it was touching my skin hence the pain, he also added that there was nothing that could be done. I went back to the Docs and explained what he'd said to be told its called coccydinia. He then put me on Naproxen and co-drydamol and sent me to physio. Ater sessions of physio she refered me to a specialist spine physio. The tablets took the edge of the pain for a while but the pain is now back worse than ever and im sure there not working anymore. I dread going out as i can't even sit for 5 mins now without being in severe pain. I hate the fact that i have to try and get up slowly, sliding of the chair using my hands to take the weight and have took to clenching my teeth and closing my eyes to try and take the pain. As you can guess this doesn't look good in public. My neck and shoulders are now very painful too and i have to support my head at times to try and move it, When is this bad all i hear is cracking and grinding. I am now getting very depressed and am not sleeping as i am constantly being woke up with either pain from my back or my neck and slowely having to change possitions. I have now got to the stage were i can not cope with this anymore and am hoping that someone could advise me on some coping stratagies.
    Sorry about it being so long but thank you for letting me get some of this off my chest
  • I am not entirely new to this site as I have found great information when I had surgery aug 31, 2011 L5, S1 discectomy/lami. I was able to return to work the middle of Oct but injured myself running a patient to the ICU. I was a floor nurse for a busy oncology unit. My last injury caused several different tears in my left hip. After 1 injection and failed sessions of PT my surgeon left for another city and I was stuck looking for a new Orthopedic surgeon. During a follow up visit to see my neurosurgeon and many visits here I realized I also had an SI joint dysfunction. My pain doc gave me an injection with lidocaine and steroid mix.After several day of intense pain (doc forgot to tell me what to expect) I had at least %75 better pain relief even with my hip injury. I finally found a wonderful new ortho-surgeon who will be performing surgery December 4, and I am hoping to have more pain reduction and hopefully be fixed for now. I am in line for a fusion for t12- L1 and L3-S1 but will wait as long as I can before that happens.
    Good luck everyone!
    Discectomy/Lami L-5-S-1, DDD, tear and disc herniation at T-12- L-4

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  • ChantalCChantal Posts: 1
    edited 11/29/2012 - 12:50 PM
    Im new to the site, still exploring. Im 42, 3 herniated discs, fibro and of course depression/anxiety since 2006. I ve been alone for a long time, probably my doing lol. Im looking for positive reinforcement to help me start exercising and letting people in again, I sorta locked myself up in my home alone with my pain and its time to put an end to that and start living again, I hadn't noticed but while I was living from pj to pj my clothes shrank and all my money went to treatment and meds so I need to get back into them LOL. I need a good cyber kick to start exercising and get motivated mentally. So any virtual boot is welcome.

  • Hi Chantal, Its best that you start a new post under new members intro and that way you dont get lost in with the old posting that goes back to 2011.

    So here is your cyber kick. Lol. Just repost under new create a post, Then we can have a pj party there,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • Hello, all...
    A real newbie here, I am so grateful to have found this site and all the helpful forums. I was scheduled to have spinal fusion
    surgery last Thursday, December 13th. Sixteen hours before it occurred, I received a call from the doctor saying that the insurance company had denied it, pending "physician's review". Got a letter in the mail yesterday, December 17th, stating the insurance would not cover the surgery. I called the doctor's office, and within two hours, I was rescheduled for this Thursday, December 20th. I am to have vertebrae L4-L5-L6 fused with bone grafted from my pelvis, and wanted it done soon, partly because my huge annual deductible has been met. I will continue to peruse these forum posts, gathering more valuable information. Thank you to all of you who help inform the rest of us with your follow-up stories.
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  • DaveFusionDDaveFusion Posts: 476
    edited 01/08/2013 - 8:46 PM
    A new post thats yours would be great. Click on the 'Create a New Post' on the 'My Stuff' section on the left of the page. In the title, put summary of your health circumstance or question you have. Then you can post your journey there and folks can see your past comments and the subsequent replies. Saves time for everyone.

    Read the FAQ near the top of page as there is masses of great info for the new spiney there.

    All the best for the 20th. I posted some info yesterday (well yesterday for me) that maybe useful to you.

    Looking forward to hear how your preparation is going (you've seen the preparation tips in the FAQ? They are great)
  • Hi,
    Hope everyone is doing well, all things considered. My name is Lissa. I'm heartened to have found this site, which is the most prolific I've found thus far regarding spinal issues. I, probably like you, never thought I'd be searching for such things as "chronic pain," etc., - but there it is.
    I'm hoping to join a supportive group, help out when I can, and hopefully receive support, as well. I'll let the story unfold as I get to know folks here.
    I'll be brief. I was in a major car accident months ago. A somewhat recent MRI reveals a series of cervical herniated discs, for which I'm seeking treatment. I've tried what seems like every treatment modality known to humankind. I am in the care of a physiatrist, PT, a couple of doctors, and a psychiatrist. And I still feel quite lost. PT has been put on hold until we know what's going on and I'm strong enough to do anything.
    I had a facet injection a few days ago, so pardon my meandering. I'm still a little out of it.
    Looking forward to getting to know you here.
  • Hello I just found your forum and it is really very useful! Spent an hour to read and had very precise information, thanks!
  • hello every one hope all is well i just found this site i was i a bad semi trk wreck in 2011 and cause a pare crack and my screws are loss also that hold my rods thats go though the l5 and s1 verba but hope to learn some things here and mabye meet new pepole thank ALL JR
    william holmes
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,526
    The purpose of this thread is to provide some guidance for new members when they first post.
    New members who want to post should create their own thread in the New member Introduction section. Posts made here will probably get lost.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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