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Chronic Back Pain & Fibro
I was reading some of the blogs and it's good to know that I'm not alone in what I'm going thru. Maybe this will help me cope with the pain and mentally get it off my mind. Unfortunately, back pain runs in my family on my father's side. He had so many surgeries and then couldn't have anymore, he would've ended up in a wheelchair. All my Uncles have back pain & now my cousins younger than me, are on their 2nd or 3rd surgery, with no relief. I went to 4 different neurosurgeons and ortho surgeon. After reading all my test results, each and everyone of them said that I would need a spinal fusion but there is no guarantee that you will be pain free or that the surgery would help. I'm currently going to pain mgmt and haven been since 2007 when I had a neck fusion. That went ok, have lost some strength in my left arm and can only turn my neck to the left half way but it beat being in pain and not being able to use my left arm at all.
I'm depressed, have anxiety and everything else that comes with having back issues along with fibro. I have had all sorts of injections, which only last a couple of weeks and am on pain meds. My doctor had left for another office, so I'm seeing someone else in the same office. My problem is that there is no fix for all the issues in my back & yet last month when I received a nerve block injection, she said our goal is to get you off all meds. How is that possible when nothing else seems to work? No pt cause it will cause more damage. I have bulging discs, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, arthritis all over my back, my last disc is almost gone, sleep deprived, can't walk or stand for long periods at a time. Got laid off in 2013 because of this and finally on disability. There's days I just want to jump off a cliff. The meds are only helping me to calm the pain so that I can at least go for a short walk. I don't think some of these doctor's know exactly the kind of pain I'm in because I don't think that they have experienced it.
Now I have to have a hysterectomy in June, it just never ends and I'm only 53. Any suggestions on what has worked for you with every day pain from lower back down to feet? Thanks I guess I needed to vent.