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depressed and near tears

another doctor's visit that left me in tears I cant see why you are having so much pain just some wear and tear. 3rd doctors visit cant tell me anything really but said I should get a myelogram done ??? should I just give up because I am close


  • Don't give up, ever!
    Pain is just horrible but if you have an action plan, then you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
    If your doctor recommends further diagnostic tests, then that's a good place to start. If they can find a cause for your pain, then you can look at ways to sort it out.
    I find a good cry and a cup of tea always helps....
    DDD. Married,Mum of 2, Age 45: 2007 & 2008 L5/S1 Discectomy
    April 2013 L5/S1 Anterior Fusion
    & L4/L5 Artificial Disc Replacement
  • A myelogram is done to see if there is compression of the nerve roots or the canal. Sometimes during imaging, what might be the cause of damage is not clearly seen so the myelogram is done to see if there is obvious compression where it did not show up on the other studies.
    There is a link to the steps for getting chronic pain treated at the bottom of my post.......check it out. It might help you to understand the steps involved in finding out the source of your pain.
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