hi i am new here and really need some support,without writing a book,i have been dealing with chronic back and tneck pain for many years,many mris,ienjections,pain meds.i havec ddd through out my neck and lower back,foraminal staenosis at c3 and c4 wifth due to facet joint osteoarthritis and spondylosis.and bone spurs.
my lower back has been out of control,i have a large herinated disc at l5s1,and a moderate circumferential bulge of the annulus fibrosis,causing a neural femoral compromise,causing a moderate degree of central canal stenosis. i have been in bed for a few days due to my painful flares.i have seen a surgeon,and said i could have the surgey,but no promises,
i waited 3 hours to see him and got 7.5 minutes of his time,i was not happy.my 2nd opinion is not for another 2 months.i cant believe how long it takes to get from point a to point b.anyway there are no pain managements in my area that take my insurance,so pcp,is taking care of me at this point.not much help besides giving me meds.
i have gotten epidurals in the past,some time it worked some not so much.has anyone tried nerve blocks for that area?and did it help with the nerve pain? plus i have fibromyalgia.my job is physical,but i love it.but i am getting to the point of early retirment,if someone cant fix me.the depression is getting worse everyday,i am at a lost here.thanks for listening.
(edited for easier reading) Thanks! SE
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