I know the pain you suffer. Back surgery should be the last resort as everyone suggested.(I've had 4) The scar tissue build up and arthiritis is pretty painful at times. BUT my son had a bulging disc, and he had this new procedure where it was less invasive and was in the hospital just over night, not much down time. (he's a young single father) He felt GREAT the next day. But sounds like your situation is more difficult with the Drs. attitude. nothing is worse than a Dr who thinks the pain is "all in your head", good luck to you and don't let the DR intimidate you. be sure and ask any questions you have, including a referral if you need it. I have tried pain management and am getting ready to start it again. I had to do a lot of resting with hot and cold packs to reduce the swelling. I know that is hard to do with small children, Thank God I had my mom to help me then.
I am praying for you
Degernative Joint disease, Depression from pain, Hypertension, Ulcers_____________________________
Prozac 80 mgs, Synthroid, Ultram, Metroprolol, Lipitor, Norvasc, Vicadin, Benadryl (for sleep)__Vitamin D&K
Bilaterla hip replacements, Bilateral knee replacements, Titanium Spine Fusion (L4-5)(4 spine surgeries)Angiogram, Oblation for SVT(supra ventricular tachycardia) Biopsy of left Optic Nerve, left shoulder surgery
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