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tkr and stenosis pain in left leg and both knees

I have had both knees replaced in the last 6 years.   first tkr was when we decided to do the other knee i didn't hesitate...bone on bone, no cartialge left...I have ALWAYS had back pain, as I have aged it has gotten very bad, so bad it keeps almost suicidal most of the time.  So it was very interesting to see the articles that the pain that persists in my knees could be the result of all 5 lower lumbar in stenosis.....REALLY????


  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 4,299
    edited 07/23/2019 - 1:08 PM
    hello osurfskiam !
    does your above comment mean that you are now investigating your spine for cause of your pain?
    curious what kind of doctor is working with you. ...pcp? ...or pain management or otherwise spine specialist ?

    my pcp tried to manage my chronic pain two years before referring me to pain management. best thing for me!
    he did variety of tests, not mentioned to me before that time, and he was/is able to keep my pain properly medicated to keep the edge off.
    it is not easy to suffer so and go through tests and treatments and remain strong in advocating for yourself. but you must!
    it may mean you have just not yet met the doctor who understands how to treat you.

    these were not your words, but you may find the following to be interesting reading*****my doctor says i've exhausted all my options***
    you can find by using search, upper right on page.
    search is also helpful for any of your concerns. 

    you may be led to current or older discussions. you may be led to medical side.
    the main site has all the formal medical articles and videos for you to research on, also.

    chronic pain is often accompanied by depression. but not to be accepted as normal. it is a symptom that can be treated.
    have you discussed your depression and dark thoughts with your doctor?
    i struggle with depresión and anxiety and referred myself to psychiatrist and did some talk therapy to learn healthier ways to cope.
    some antidepressants are known to help with chronic pain, also.

    below are some resources provided by spine-health. i went through a time where i would call the hotline more than couple times a day.
    sometimes it didn't matter to me what they were saying, although i did listen.
    i think most important was calling out....gave me pause...and opportunity to redirect my thinking/feelings/behaviors.....

    suicide help resources

    suicide hotline numbers
    usa: 1-800-784-2433
    uk : 08457 90 90 90
    roi: 1850 60 90 90

    suicide hotline numbers for canada (url link)

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