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painloopy

Joined: 02/05/2010
My Story:
Hi, I'm Painloopy - loopy from all the chronic back, butt, and leg pain I've suffered with since 2003. I have DDD which resulted in 2 lumbar discectomies in 2003. In 2006 I had an artificial disc replacement done on L5-S1which worked well for 6 months then went back to pain as it was before. Multitudes of steroid injections later, I had a spinal stimulator implant put in 2007. Now I'm on permanent disability. Still in pain and always looking for new procedure s or meds that might work better than all I've tried. I'm a big advocate for aqua physical therapy. Back pain community on Webmd is great. Lot's of good advice shared. I also have COPD, RA, and subsequently depression.

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Reply: Radiofrequency ablation
I had this done around my SI joints last year but didn't have any success. From what I've...More
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DDD, 2 discectomies L3-L4, L4-L5, ADR L4-L5, spinal stimulator implant, facet and SI joint injections, too many pain meds.
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Reply: never ending back pain
Hi unappybeoch! I'm sorry you are going through much pain (and probably depression along...More
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DDD, 2 discectomies L3-L4, L4-L5, ADR L4-L5, spinal stimulator implant, facet and SI joint injections, too many pain meds.
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Reply: SI joint dysfunction
I met with the doctor about having the ifuse surgery done and it sounds promising. He...More
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DDD, 2 discectomies L3-L4, L4-L5, ADR L4-L5, spinal stimulator implant, facet and SI joint injections, too many pain meds.
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Reply: SI joint dysfunction
Thanks for the update! Sorry to hear you are having issues with nerves still though. They...More
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DDD, 2 discectomies L3-L4, L4-L5, ADR L4-L5, spinal stimulator implant, facet and SI joint injections, too many pain meds.
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Reply: SI joint dysfunction
Hi Charl1942, Did you get the ifuse done? If so - how did it work for you? I think I...More
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DDD, 2 discectomies L3-L4, L4-L5, ADR L4-L5, spinal stimulator implant, facet and SI joint injections, too many pain meds.
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Reply: Si-Bone /Fuse Implant System
I would be greatly interested in hearing how this procedure worked for you. I'm...More
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DDD, 2 discectomies L3-L4, L4-L5, ADR L4-L5, spinal stimulator implant, facet and SI joint injections, too many pain meds.
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Reply: Failed back surgery syndrome
Danielle, I just realized you were the same person I was talking to about fusions on disc...More
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DDD, 2 discectomies L3-L4, L4-L5, ADR L4-L5, spinal stimulator implant, facet and SI joint injections, too many pain meds.
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Reply: Failed back surgery syndrome
Hi, No I have not done acupuncture yet due to it not being covered by my insurance. I...More
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DDD, 2 discectomies L3-L4, L4-L5, ADR L4-L5, spinal stimulator implant, facet and SI joint injections, too many pain meds.
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Reply: Back surgery thru the stomach because of scar tiss...
I had an artificial disc replacement put in L5-S1 in 2005 and they had to go through the...More
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DDD, 2 discectomies L3-L4, L4-L5, ADR L4-L5, spinal stimulator implant, facet and SI joint injections, too many pain meds.
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Reply: Failed Back Sugery Syndrome
A lot of us in this community are in the same place as you. It is so stressful after...More
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