Since my surgeries and PT I've looked for pain relief in all the usual interventions - more spine injections, post-op scar tissue removal, spinal stimulator, various drugs (and combinations thereof) - and live a life that revolves around pain medication, a half-life at that. This is compounded by depression and anxiety that hit me very hard after I attempted to return to work and failed.
The latest 'straw' I've grasped is Mind Body Syndrome class [recovery from MBS, that is]. The premise of this is that your mind creates the back pain you are feeling, it remembers how such pain is generated and it replays it despite the absence of any obvious issues with the spine.
The rationale for MBS is compelling once you get over the natural rejection of "all in my head, no way!" Compelling, but also hard to remedy. I've attended the classes, am working on the exercises, but apart from a few times I've managed to skip some pain meds it's so very slow to get traction beneath it.
I'm wondering if there are others on the forum who are working on MBS, or have been down that route already? I would love to hear from you
3x L5/S1 surgery
In pain since 2010