Good evening mykull1918! …sounds like Michael? Right?
to the Chronic Pain Forum!
Well!…many of us here are dealing with the same type of back problems…and I myself had a double lumbar fusion at the L4-L5, L5-S1
location. You are right!…no fun at all, but don't give up hope just yet!
Were glad you found this forum, and I think you will be happy you landed here. We believe that we have the best support for CP on the web. The members are wonderfully warm, and encouraging, to say the least!
There are a couple of things you may expect as your Dr begins treatment of your condition…one being PT (Physical Therapy)
….if this is the case…then give it a good go..and be diligent with it. You may indeed, receive some relief after several weeks of it. However, if that is ineffective, then they might suggest a series of injections, such as "Epidurals"
….again some of these treatments may be effective, and others may not help as much as one would hope. All of this takes time, so be patient!
Another treatment that many try are the pain med's, and while it really is not a treatment that will help correct your condition, they can give you some sort of quality of life back to a point. We really encourage you to be you're own advocate with it comes to any form of treatment, and many of the members will suggest seeing a PM (Pain Management DR)
..as they specialize in treating pain.
Please check out the "Chronic Pain 101"
listed at the top of our home page. There are some excellent article's, that I'm sure will be some very good reading for you. And while I'm at it, we suggest that our new members read the forum rules…they are really common sense rules, but I still suggest you take the time to look them over.
One more little item of interest is the "Search Button"
located at the upper righthand of any page. Just give it a click,..type in the word or topic of interest,…hit enter….and watch the magic happen! Give it a try!
You will get out of,... what you put into the forum, so we encourage you to stay engaged with the members, and get to know them.
If you have any questions, give us a shout, and either a member or one of the mod's will be happy to help you.
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 8/3/2011 8:26:42 PM (GMT-6)