Wanted to ask if any off you all, that suffer with D.D.D. have gained any relief by moving to a dry

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ace lungger
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   Posted 12/29/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi you all,
 With everyday that goes by, my back is getting worse1 The D.D.D. is eating away at the lower part of the spine! I live in Kansas, and we don't get super cold, but our humidity is allways high, it will never get below 39 percent and right now we are at 41 degrees and 51 percent humidity! I can tell people when there is going to be a change in the weather!
 But what I have been wondering is, if I could move to a dry climate would it help? Has any one done this and had it help? It seems like when the humidity is low (which is very seldom) my pain isn't so serve! This was all based on before I started detoxing! I would be great full if anyone might have done this or know of someone that has! To up date you we have filled with the court to get a new doctor, but all the surgeins claim nothing can be done, we are just looking for someone to give me my scripts and to keep a eye on my organs! After what I have experence on the detoxing of the Fentanyl system, I don't know what to ask my new doctor when I get him or her, what pain meds to take?? The vicoden doesn't do anything! I would be much great full, if anyone might give me some ideas! i would love to be drug free, but we all know that isn't a options!
Please help!
ACE

ekkorose
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   Posted 12/29/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know about back issues but my hubby's knees are a million times better when we are in AZ then here in OH. Actually, I feel better there as well come to think of it.

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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/29/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know the answer to your question, Ace.
However, I do have a question for you.
My MRI's all show that I have osteoarthritis.
I have sharp pain with my arthritis.
Now I'm thinking that arthritis causes deep aching.
What do you think?
Pamela

ace lungger
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   Posted 12/29/2008 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Remember my spelling is bad! This sharp pain you are getting, does it run down a leg when it is happening? If so, it sounds like you have a siactic nerve problem, which is a sharp pain that most of the time runs from the tail bone to one of feet, and most the time it is the right side! I did go to a pain clinic and I had 4 nerves fried on that side, and I have only had one spell since I had that done! Sharp pains are allways caused by a pinched nerve, next time you go to your Doctor, if you can ask him about that in your 6 min. visit, you might consider going to a Pain Clicin and se if they can locate the nerve, that is causing this sharp pain! Fact is, untill you have a malo gram, which is a MRI done after they have injected you blood with iodine, that is the only conclusive way that you will ever find out if you ahve certain nerves that need worked on! I have tried for ver 6 years to have that test done, and with no luck! It is a very expensive and dangerous proceedure, and abput the only way you can get it done any more is if you have had cancer! I have known several people that lived with un bearable pain, and after they finaly got a malo gram, the problem was found and most of them are living a non pain life.
I only hope that, some of what I have told you will help you get relief!
ACE

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/29/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
What??? Since when does it take a cancer diagnosis to get a mylogram?? I have had three mylos done since my back has been injured with no problems getting them done. It's a simple procedure where they inject dye into your spinal canal and take pictures of the nerves to see where the nerves are impinged. Yes it is dangerous if you do not follow the exact doctors orders, but so is many injections that we go through. Lie flat on your back after and drink lots of water and rest rest rest and you will be fine. I do not know why it was so hard Ace for you to get them to do a Mylo on you but that isn't usual IMHO and I'm even on Wyoming Workers Comp and got it done with no problems. In fact I am having more problems getting them to ok a Spinal Stimulator then a Mylo.

Anyway, just my two cents.

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.


ace lungger
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   Posted 12/29/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred, I am dealing with Kansas W.C. which is the worst in the US! If you can figure out how I can geet it done I would like to know? My Doctor that I just lost order it 2 weeks after my first injury, and i signed all the form about not holding the hospital for any problems that could acure, I go back and ask the guy when are we going to inject the dye, and he said we wern't, and I have told you what he told me. The second injury Hartford W.C. Did a Black and white MRI, i thought all those B&W MRI machine were sold over seas 10 years ago!!
I wish you all well, but I see no hope for me at this time!
later
ACE

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/29/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok what did they tell you that made you think that you had to be a cancer patient though?
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.


ace lungger
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   Posted 12/29/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
The gentleman that did them MRI told me that it was going to be done with contrast, and no matter what my doctor ordered, w.c. was only allowing a MRI with cintrast, and when I ask him why did I have to sign those releast forms, his next words were that, they only use idodine with a ex cancer patinces!
That all i can tell you! Every nuresurgeon I have been to, I have ask them to do a malo gram, and they told me it would tell them anything!!
thats all I know!
ACE

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/29/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! KS is real messed up! I do know when I got ready to move down here from Wyoming I called around to see what I would have to do to get into a Pain doc. I happen to call the KS WC and the lady on the phone seemed put out when I asked what I needed to do to see a pain specialist. She told me that I needed to talk to my claims adjuster and when I informed her that I was in charge of picking my own doctor it seemed to take her by surprise. "You choose your own doctor?" she said. I said yes and she stumbled a bit and then she told me that she could not help me and hung up on me!!

Also I have never ever been questioned about whether or not I am or ever have "overstated" my illness or injury. Until I went to my new doctor. She was sitting there telling her about my injury and answering my questions and she seemed preoccupied with a piece of paper in her hand. She kept reading it over and over until I finally took notice of it and then she smiled and laughed slightly. "Someone sent me something stating that you have successfully applied for a antelope tag in Wyoming and applied for but were unsuccessful at drawing for a turkey tag in the same state." I was stunned at this! Why would it matter whether I applied for a hunting tag?? It's not like I actually hunted that antelope this year! But with my composure still in tact I said "You know I wish one of these snoopy people would actually tag along with us hunny," I said looking at my husband, "they would see how our style of hunting really is." Hubby laughed and said "Yeah, short days and lots of road hunting usually ending in you crying all the way home before taking your medication and falling asleep before we get home."

The doctor looked at my husband surprised and said "That's how you hunt?" Hubby nodded. "Then how do you get your tags filled?" she asked. "Sometimes we fill them...and sometimes we don't. It depends on how she is feeling and whether or not the pain is too horrible on her." Doc scribbled some notes on the paper and looked at me and said, "I wouldn't worry about this...just someone being nosy."

It's amazing how much we have to defend ourselves through the days to make people believe that we ARE in pain. Yeah I was irritated with this whole thing. I did not think it was any of their business whether I hunted or not. Every doctor I have seen in the past 8 years has told me I need to get on with my life and not dwell on the pain. But yet when I try to I am shown as "not in as much pain as I say I am". If I actually show how I really feel I would never get out of bed let alone get out of the house and I refuse to let the "Pain monster" win this fight. It's a catch 22 we are darned if we do and darned if we don't. I have been told I have no restrictions...only listen to my back and stop when it begins to hurt so what am I to do? Lay down and give up? That I will not do.

Anyway, I've rambled enough getting tired.

Scarred and tired
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 12/29/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember seeing a citation one day when I was researching before my back surgery. It was for an article in Spine magazine from many years ago and the title was something like "you can't get well if you have to prove you're sick."

PaLady

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/30/2008 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh that's no kidding PA! It's like you have to prove you have been hurt with WC of any state. The paperwork is horrendous and they go through all your background, its amazing that they get anything done other then looking into people's business. I had to have a psych eval for WC just to make sure I wasn't emotionally unstable!

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.

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