Hi, I replied to klav99's post. I have lower back/hip/foot pain, amongst other things. I am 37yrs old. Female. I've got type 2 spondylolthesis, some sort of stenosis, daily headaches, ankel and foot pain, etc. You mentioned accupuncture. I've been seeing my chiropractor constantly, although it helps with the adjustments, I still battle daily pain. I've tried/currently doing accupuncture. I don't feel its working, but to each person it may work differently. So, hopefully you will have better luck with it, than I. I've been doing it atleast 1x/wk for nearly a year. Some weeks off, do to financial situations. My opinion: if a person has had physical pain for many years, it's going to take many years of accupuncture to feel results. With all the UNluck that i've had with medicines, dr's and treatments....I don't feel confident in anything that may work. Know what I mean? I hope you find help. Chronic Pain is taken WAY TOO lightly with Medical so-called experts.View Thread
Hi, I've just joined, so I may be a little late in this topic. But assume not too much, since it's still posted on webmd. I TOTALLY get what you are saying. I am 37yrs old, and have had the EXACT same problems you are for over 15yrs. Down to the Doctors. I have found NO pain relief what so ever. Every time I go to a doctor, I get looked at as if I'm complaining. I have applied for Soc. Sec Disability and of course was denied-mostly, cuz they feel I can still work (keep in mind, only "I" know my body, but whatever. Atop that, i was told I was too young. So, gosh, there's something I didn't already know). I am still trying to figure out what to do. I've had a lower back fusion in 97'. Did no good. I've got type/grade 2 Spondylolthesis of lower spine, Degenerative Disc Disease, some "medical term" of Stenosis, Depression (and they wonder why), daily headaches due to neck problems, and I believe because of my current physical problems I have now developed problems with my knees, ankels and feet. My feet have ALWAYS been a problem, but of course Dr.'s don't see a darn thing wrong. YET, I don't get answers as to WHAT is causing my limitations??? Hmmm.... I have had a VERY difficult time estaining a job or finding one. I just can't keep up with the job requirements. I know this may not help with your situation; cuz I haven't found much for answers either. Just know, you're not alone. I've had the facet injections done-did NOTHING for me. I've had 3 types done. Also did the physical therapy, I too have a hard time walking, let alone physical therapy. I hurt so much daily. I have all the possible scans done; MRI, Bone Scan, X-Rays, etc etc. I've been put on pain meds; but as a single mother, I can NOT have a med knocking me out. I need to function. I've tried suggesting getting on Celebrex for joint pain-but was denied due to insurance. Which is dumb. Good luck, and I hope we can help each other. Because I have found NO ONE else, with identical pain locations as I. Thank you for taking the time to read this.View Thread
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