PLEASE READ.I really need help! I feel sorry for anyone with back pain. If you have never had back pain you can't even began to know the pain that we go through.I have had 4 major spine surgerys in the past 3 years. I have a herrington rod in the center of my spine and a plate in my neck and something caused a cage in my lower back. When they did one surgery it seemed like the other disc just started ruptureing. I had all the injections and the burning of he nerves in hope of helping me to prevent surgery. It did more harm then good. They waited so long that the disc in my lower back pressed the nerve in my lower back to the point that the nerve can not be repaired. (I was told) I now have nerve damage in my legs. I still live in pain everyday of my life. I have taken every drug you can think of for pain. I now have an implanted pain pump but I am using a drug called prailt. It is venom from a sea snail. It does have its drawbacks but helps about
50 %. Now I have been having severe pain in my lower back, hip and it runs into my private area. They gave me a shot in my hip and the pain went away, but is slowly coming back after 2 weeks. I am now having severe knee pain. The pain is so bad I can't walk very far without my legs feeling heavy and very weak. I am trying the cream voltaren gel. It does not help. I have been on it for 2 weeks. They gave me something to help me rest at night. I sleep about
2 hours at a time then wake up in severe knee pain. Think twice before an implanted pain pump. My first one go an infection that caused me to look like a had a huge watermelon growing out of my right side. I about
died. I have another one put in on the right side and it is doing well. Is there anyone that has leg dmage and is having the hip and knee pain. There has got to be a doctor in the US that can repair the damaged nerve. If anyone knows of a great nerve doctor please let me know. I am 53 years old. On my 50th birthday. I spent 9 days I had the time of my life in the Bahamas. I use water ski, snowed board, Loved to dance. Travel. Now I can't ride in the car over an hour without having severe pain and leg and feet swelling. I really need some answers from people that are having my same problems and can lead me in the right direction. To have my pump filled every 45 days is $1900.00 and my medication that I have to take that doesn't put me in la-la land is $503. every month. Thank you for your time in reading this and I do pray that someone will contact me. I don't get on the computer much it hurts to set to long. I will answer back within the week. I want my life back!
( I want my life back, I deleted your E-mail from your post to avoid spammers, you can put it in your profile if you like. White Beard Chronic Pain Moderator))
Post Edited By Moderator (White Beard) : 8/11/2009 1:32:44 PM (GMT-6)