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Hello I'm Nee, waiting on second spinal block.

cha0t1x1ccha0t1x1 Posts: 1
edited 09/13/2013 - 9:25 PM in New Member Introductions
Hello, Im Nee. I found this place for the first time thanks to my son teaching me how to use google next...and I'll have to say that after reading for 2 hours, that I've finally found a home amongst fellow pain sufferers.

After 6 years of going crazy with trying to find out what was going on in my back, constant urinary incontinence,loosing the ability to walk for 6 weeks at a time starting 4 years ago, being scared to death to leave the house by myself behind the excruciating pain levels that go from a level of 1 to 60000000 in 30minutes or less and becoming completely dependent on my teenage children, walking and suddenly pain shooting into every little crevice known to mankind then having my legs go on strike soon afterwards, loosing the ability to feel anything outside of pain and numbness in my right leg , watching my right leg spasm as if it were the fourth of July fireworks show, and begging for injections at the local ER to try and find a happy place....I have finally found a doctor who now has the proof that I was.not attempting to become the next pain medications addict, or the fact that i truly want to have a normal life again....and is attempting to get me there ASAP.
I have started with the lumbar spine blocks as of September 12th, and even though I realize this is a temporary solution.... and yes I still do feel the pain and see a few spasms ... it's almost miraculous. I can now atleast temporarily tolerate myself enough to not want to pull my hair out strand by strand! Anyways, I do think I should stop rambling at this point...nice to meet you all and thanx for having me.

(DDD,bilateral pars defect ,sciatica, diffuse protrusion L1 L2 L3 L4 L5, stenosis, osteoarthritis)
DDD, bilateral pars defect, osteoarthritis, sciatica, protruding L1,L2,L3,L4,L5


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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • I got 4 blocks with steroid too on Friday. After being in pain for 7 years, I am really happy that they worked! I am surprised actually. I'm glad the nerve blocks worked for you too. You described your pain so well. I'm glad you found a new doctor.
    Chronic pain since 2007. Have scoliosis. Had ACDF surgery for C5 Dec 2011. Sick of dealing with pain. I just turned 32 and struggle through but work full-time in IT.
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