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Date Joined Feb 2012
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 2/12/2012 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
turn  hello I am David and new here I am trying to figure this place out. I really was intrested in the chat room that i can't seem to get into.
 I have cronic back pain and my doctors told me that outside of this back brace that i wear and my pain meds that there is nothing else they can do for me.
I was told i have Osteoarthritus & Osteoperosis., all and any advice is welcomed. So please if anyone here can help me it would be a blessing.
 Thanks David.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2012
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 2/12/2012 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
smurf *waves* Hi David- I am fairly new here as well, but I think you will find that his place is a great source of support. I have been overwhelmed at how welcoming and helpful everyone is here.
Can you give us a little more history so we can try to help? How long have you suffered from CP? What pain meds are you on? Are there any treatment options you have tried, such as physical therapy, injections, etc? Where is your pain located?
I also am a chronic back pain sufferer- I have degenerative disc disease, arthritis and facet syndrome- all L4-S1. I have tried different procedures- epidurals, facet injections, and most recently radio frequency ablation. I am still in a ton of pain.
I know how debilitating back pain can be and I'm sorry that you are suffering from it, but glad you found this forum.

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 3557
   Posted 2/12/2012 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David...Welcome to HW...

Sorry to hear of your pain...FF has asked some questions above so I won't repeat those...

I am curious how long you have been and have to wear a back brace? I've never seen that prescribed to wear long term for chronic pain...only after surgery or an accident...

There are a great bunch of folks here and we can all empathize about living with pain...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly" 
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha")) 
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005 
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006

Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2011
Total Posts : 615
   Posted 2/12/2012 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome David to HW forum....I am so sorry to hear you are having pain issues with your back. I also suffer with back and leg pain. I hope you will continue to post as I think you will find great support and helpful suggestions.

As far as getting on the chat part of the forum you should be able to just click on the chat button located at the top of this page on the right hand side it says home/calender/chat/search/members/ if you just click on the chat it shoould take you in to the chat can go into any room there are others it does not have to be for cp.

Hope that helps you....Take care, Amy
Chronic Pain(nerve), fibro, mild depression and a few others

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 2/12/2012 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, hope you'll tell us more about yourself when your ready...
Osteoarthritis pain does hurt...Most of us here have that as well as
other things...Have your doctor done any mri's??? Many well wishes to you
and hope to see you posting more often...
* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...
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