TY PAlady...if that's for Pennsylvania, I'm right below u in WV ;)
I've had chronic mid-back pain for yrs, quite manageable...then blew a lumbar disc( I think L4-5) in "04 and since I reported it to Workers Comp, I sat for 5 mths waitng them to ok the surgery. It wasn't a huge herniation but enough to be very painful. Ever since I've had lower-back pain. I was also d at that time with 3 hern cervical discs(C4-,4-6, 6-7 but not bad enough for any tx except Lidoderm patches. Haven't had them MRI in 4 yrs and I think that the lower one is getting worse. Now...I've developed neuralgia of feet and legs, and burning feet. I've had many steroid inj, pretty useless, and last mth underwent an epidralysis, cath in the spine with med to supposedly break up and dissolve scar tissue. I guess no one told the scar tissue, it didn't go away...lol I take Lorcet 4x day and use a TENS Unit(which gives me alot more relief than the meds)and PCP put me on Lyrica 2 weeks ago.Am scheduled for repeats Mon and if it doesn't ork any better than the last one, IT will be the last one!
so...that's my litany of complaints...LOL I use many pallative measures for pain inc. my trusty heating pads, ice, hot baths, hot tub, herb bags, and good ole Ibuprofen. I have a very supportive hubby and family, Thank God . I'm a Pediatriac Home Care Nurse and wk 2 nights a week in a pt's home, and we keep our youngest grandbabies (1 and 2) at least 1 days a week each.
So that's Muzz in a nutshell...(where many ppl prob think that I shoud be...LOLOLOL)
I am not my pain, it does not own me.