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cweinbl

Joined: 04/29/2010
My Story:
Central canal stenosis, three massive disc herniations (two lumbar, one cervical, starting at age 17), four failed spine surgeries, including multilevel fusion; two comprehensive pain clinics, dozens of treatments, including off-label medications. Forced into retirement at age 51. Can tolerate only a few minutes of sitting or standing. Retired university director, amateur ornithologist, published author.

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Reply: back sufferer who feels at end of rope
Actually, I don't work with or need a "pain (management) doctor." I went through two...More
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Reply: back sufferer who feels at end of rope
Shershersher, you and I may have identical conditions and medical histories. My...More
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Reply: Hello Here is my story.
We have similar backgrounds. I've had four failed spine surgeries, including multilevel...More
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Reply: back sufferer who feels at end of rope
Just one medication wiped out 80% of my chronic severe back and leg pain, adding 9...More
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Reply: fibromyalgia, RA, failed lumbar surgery...GRIEVING...
You are right on target in that chronic pain, over many years, results in memory and...More
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Study Shows Chronic Back Pain Erodes Concentration...
Recent research observes that people living with persistent spinal pain experience...More
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Reply: Study Shows Chronic Back Pain Erodes Concentration...
Me too! But it won't happen. You're far from alone. There are literally millions of us. Try...More
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Reply: fibromyalgia, RA, failed lumbar surgery...GRIEVING...
Begging for help from a deity is a long wait for a train that will never arrive. It's...More
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Reply: Too much pain, I can't do it anymore!
You're very nice. I hope that you'll soon find a better way to manage your pain. BTW, if...More
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Reply: Too much pain, I can't do it anymore!
One thing that's odd... Your doctor didn't want you on 30 mg Oxycodone because you would,...More
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