Kay, I am not sure what types of care you have had with your back. My problems are nearly identical to your except I do not have the nerve involvement that you have going on, Between the nerve involvment and the facet problem no wonder you are in pain. Has you dr tried you on any of the medications for nerve problems, anything like, Lyrica, Neurotin, Cymbalta? Pain medications have little effect on nerve problems. Hope you are feeling better.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.