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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 8/30/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Got the disks in my back and neck scanned today, will not know the results for another month. I almost forget that it hurts to be put in the proper position for the scan, the nurse kept asking me if I was ok! :) I get the most horrid Electric type of shock pains right in my spine, the kind that almost takes your breath away! Has anyone had this type of back pain?what did they find? I almost am afraid that I will once again hear, " the tests came back normal." I also never know how to answer the question " how long has it hurt?" I have hurt for so long that my only answer is always " forever" but some doctors don't like that answer. What should I say? I hope they find something with my back, I know it's not in my head. *SIGH*

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 8/30/2010 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My MRI results showed I have degenerative disc disease. I also have scoliosis.
The electric shock feeling I've had many times and mine is due to nerve
impingement. I'm 58 and have had back problems since I was 18. Bad backs seem
to run in my family. My Dad, brother and I all have had the same type of back
surgery...a lumber laminectomy. In the past, I have seen chiropractors have done
physical therapy and in the end did the surgery route. It has helped, but I'm still
plagued with sciatica off and on.

Good luck to you and keep us posted!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 8/30/2010 9:38 PM (GMT -7)   
i dont have the electrical shocks what I get from laying flat on my back is muscle spasms in my back and I understand how hard it is to lay still. I have alot of arthritis in my back and I also have osteoporosis. I hope the scan will give you some answers and I am sorry that it was so painful for you. Sorry it is going to take so long to hear the results.
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