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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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Post SI joint RF ablation results
Hi all, I had radio frequency ablation done to my right SI joint area a few weeks ago and...More
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Reply: Pain still after surgery ?? Help
Hi Lovey21, I'm so sorry to hear that you are having these issues post surgery. I agree...More
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Reply: Alternatives to Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy?
I forgot to add - I still have to take a lot of meds for pain and nerve issues but less...More
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Reply: Alternatives to Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy?
Hi Ms_cupcake95, I had a spinal cord stimulator implant put in around 2007 and it has...More
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Cortisone Injection on SI joint - subsequent groin...
I had an SI joint injection to the right side SI joint last week in preparation for radio...More
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Cortisone Injection on SI joint - subsequent groin...
I had an SI joint injection to the right side SI joint last week in preparation for radio...More
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Reply: Spinal Fusion after disc replacement on same level...
Hi freewaybaby, This is most helpful to know. I do have nerve pain down both legs to my...More
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Reply: Therapy In Water
This is good news! I try to tell folks all the time how pool PT really helps with chronic...More
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Reply: injections for facet pain...
I tried them 5 years ago and had absolutely no help from them but then recently my facets...More
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Reply: Dealing with pain and people who just dont get it
I can completely relate to your issue. I used to be on the go all the time. Now I'm on...More
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