I was in a car accident Feb. '08, started having trouble with my back and legs about a year later. Went to doctors and they continued to blame it on my "period" and blew me off. Finally found a new doctor who listened carefully and ordered xrays and mri. That's when we found my L5 was completely missing(obliterated) and the vertebrae was offset by about 50%. tried pain meds: 600mg IBUProfen, 500mg tylenol, 50mg-100mg tramadol, nothing works. So now I've been told that my only option is surgery,which is not guaranteed, steroid shots,again not guaranteed, or just deal. I am working part time to full time, raising a family, taking care of our household. It's getting harder every day to get around or even upright. But I have to do it. Doctors are once again blowing me off like I don't know what the h*** I'm talking about and I'm getting annoyed with it. Any ideas as to what I can do,if anything, to help ease my pain better? I can't take narcs so they r not an option. I just don't want to give up yet. Any information and ideas are greatly appreciated and welcomed. :)Thank you in advance for the advice.View Thread
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