I am so glad I found this posting. I had the surgery to remove 2 of the disc in my back in 2009. I have gone through therapy, 2 trails for the simulator, and now I am doing the 8 needle injections into my back. I did not like the simulator but it will be the last resort for me. I have not worked in almost two years and I hurt constantly. My legs, buttocks, back, calves, and neck is always in pain. I have a Master's degree in Education as a School Counselor and want to go to work very soon. I just turned 49 and want to continue working for along time. When I can finally go back to work I do not think I ever want to retire. My social life is non-existence, and I don't get any sleep at night. I have to go tomorrow and get one of the procedures done the day before Thanksgiving. I am praying that eventually we all can go back to being more active. I miss working out and shopping so much. Please keep me updated on the things that are working for you. My PM doctor is hopeful, but no promises right now. He has helped a lady that is 65 and had been in pain for 20 years to be almost pain free so I am hopeful and praying.View Thread
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