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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: Too much pain, I can't do it anymore!
If thc is a powerful pain reliever for you, why not just continue to use that? There are...More
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Reply: Pain management for DDD, spinel stenosis, Levoscol...
I have exactly the same condition; but I've had it for 45 years. I've tried surgery four...More
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Reply: Severe back and chest pain
Someone posts that they have an undiagnosed pain and you (you are not a physician) find it...More
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Reply: backpain induced anxiety
1. Therapy. Nothing will help as much as a good therapist. In this case, I recommend a...More
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Reply: Getting to the end of my rope.
Not an enviable situation. I'm sorry for your pain. As I'm sure you realize, addiction...More
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Reply: Chronic pain
I don't know much about vascular issues. My condition is much different. One recommendation...More
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Reply: Overall-Pain
If you have constant moderate to severe pain, you'll do better with a long-acting opioid...More
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Reply: Lower Back Issues...HELP!
It could be a sacralized L5 vertebra, which is part of my diagnosis. Some of us have...More
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Reply: Facet Rhyzotomy for pain control
Sorry to hear about your pain. Actually, the long-term (12 months) success rate for a...More
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Reply: oh my goodness THE PAIN
Very sorry to hear about your accident and pain. It must be very difficult for you. If...More
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