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Never,Ever Give Up!..Low Back Pain for the last 16 years...

ok, this is basically an update for my saying, Never,Ever Give UP!! I fell 16 years ago & had Doc tell me my pain was all in my head . Finally found a Doc after about 6 years to help me, of course I've been through the typical rehabilitation and therapies plus oral meds and even pain patches.Even had a spinal Fusion surgery scheduled until I researched (as asked by Doc) & thought I had osteoporosis which cancelled the surgery.Since then it has been pain meds & shots..you know the ones, epidurals that hurt real bad but help a little.
Well, I have moved and have all new Doctors, I have a spinal cord stimulator implant that is being taken out(another failed attempt @ pain control) but the wonder of it for me is, this new Doc is doing a Meylogram with CT Scan to see if he can help me with my pain! If the test shows him anyway he can help me, he will remove the stimulator and do anything he can to fix/help low back pain, @ the same time!!!So I only need to go through one surgery!!So, as I first said..Never, Ever, Give UP!!!!! P.S. wish me luck on my DX test!! Thanks and gentle hugs to all~~~Mia


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
    Is the Attitude that really counts

    I love it.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Mia, I know how it feel when no one believes. For 2 years, my immediate supervisor and the clinic docs told me there was nothing wrong with me. They gave me motrin then sent me back to work. I was very depressed. I was in a lot of pain, but because I could push through it, those around me would say I was weak or faking. And yes, they said it to my face a couple of times. I never asked to get an MRI because I thought the military would make me pay for it. Eventually, I got a primary care manager who also had back pain. The MRI confirmed that I had a herniated disc and other skeletal issues. I was so relieved when I found out, I cried.
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