I know exactly how you feel. I have had 2 back surgeries L5-S1 with no relief. It started off with a herniated disc. After the first surgery the disc completely collapsed. 14 months after 1st surgery I had to have a spinal fusion. That was in 1998. I now have scar tissue wrapping around the S1 nerve root which is what holds the sciatic nerve, due to the 2 back surgeries. My husband does not understand all of the pain I go through either.He thinks that I should be able to do all the things that I was able to do before I hurt my back. I also have Fibro. I also have arthritis of the spine. I am still trying to work and get next to no help around the house.People do not understand how it is if it is not happening to them directly. If any of you have read the threads for Fibromyalgia and Dr Mark Pellegrino, he also has Fibro, but, he is my Dr. He has a therapy called IV Lidocaine Therapy. It works pretty good. Due to insurance you can get this done once every 4 weeks, but, it has really made a difference for me. Every little bit of relief helps. I go to his office in Canton, OH. Ask your Dr if they know of anyone doing this therapy. Hope this can help you.View Thread
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