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Why won't anyone help me?

I'm 25, I just found out my pars repair didn't heal and they are having to do surgery again in the next few weeks, either a fusion or another pars repair. I'm in pain constantly, I've tried explaining in to both my surgeon and my primary doctor but they just tell me I'm to young for pain management.. I've tried Neurton, Naproxon, Flexirl, Steriods, Nerve Blocks, etc.. Nothing helps in the long run...

I'm sick of being depressed and in pain constantly, my doctor put me on Celexa for depression and it has helped but the pain and depression go hand in hand.

Any advice for me?


  • is a fracture that should heal once it is properly fixed in place. Anti inflammatory medications should help to ease any pain associated with the fractures and ice or heat, whichever helps more. Although, they usually don't recommend anti inflammatory medications once you are within a week of surgery.
    Neurontin is used to treat nerve related pain, and flexeril is a muscle relaxer. Nerve blocks are a temporary measure meant to reduce the pain.
    If the surgery is going to be done in a few weeks, try to hold on , and then once the surgery is done, you may find that you won't need further treatment for the pain.
    In the meantime, ice, and heat might be very helpful......and some of the topical creams and ointments available in the drug stores or most general merchandise stores might also be helpful. Perhaps a TENS unit might be helpful until surgery is completed.
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