Been There Done That
I hurt my back 4 years ago in the gym while working out, I reptured 6 disc...L1 through L6. Over the past 4 years I have had 4 operations. The first, disc cleanup L2 and L3 "the pain didnt stop! Then I had dics L3 and L 4 fused " still major pain , lower back and down right leg. I live in Northeast MS so I traveled to Menphis TN for another Dr., he told me that I couldnt be repaired.... too much damage and scar tissue damage. He told me that a spinacl cord stimulator would be the only thing that would give be back my life!!! So I had the trail ' third operation" done in July of 2009 ...At the time I saw a major improvement..... But I was still taking 4 lortabs a day and I had a 25 mg morphine patch on! SO I had the real one installed in November...... over the past few months I have been taken off of the morphine but still on the lortab......ALL the pain has returned to my lower back!!!!!! BUT the leg pain is gone!!!!!!! What do I do NOW,,I have had the SCS turned up 4 times since the operation but they cant seem to help me with the lower back pain...I DONT WANT TO EVER BE ON THE MORPHINE AGAIN!!!! The lortabs are killing my liver so what do I do? I still have three reptured dics I was told repairing them was useless? Befor this I was a health Nut in t he gym 6 days a week very active....Im a big guy 6'4 250 all muscle not fat now im at my end of my rope..the pain has been so bad over the past years....If it wasnt for my wife and kids i would have ended it.. Any help will be grateful!! By the way I still work in a tire factory kinda on light duty but not...Please help me get my life back....PS i do have my Faith that has helped toooo''' Thanks Mike Harkey
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