Frances thats fantastic! I always am so happy when someone is cut down on their pain level..... she is very correct. Some people do live their lives without knowing or with very little pain. The back is so complicated & sometimes they don't know the extent of damage until they get in there to see whats going on. The fact you are out on disability is even better, sometime just rest & time down helps.
Theresa 26- To answer your questions: a herniated disc is when a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break
open. its the same as a slipped disc or ruprtured disc. (i didn't know they were the same until i got the technical terms out) a bulging disc is a condition usually in the lumbar, or lower back, that occurs when a disk bulges through a crevice in the spine. A bulging disk occurs when the disk shifts out of its normal radius. A bulging disk is different from a herniated disk because a bulging disk typically occurs gradually rather than suddenly. A herniated disk is often the result of an injury or trauma to the spine. Sciatica is severe pain in the leg along the sciatic nerve and its branches. It may be caused by injury or pressure to the base of the nerve in the lower back, or by metabolic, toxic, or infectious disease. I looked up the exact terms for you
Oxycontin 60 MG 2x's daily; Oxycodone 30 MG 4x's daily; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (all for pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x at bedtime; Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (for pain & fibro); Restoril 15mg at bedtime; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
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