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2 Artificial discs in neck now bulging, now 3 herniated discs in lower back

Started by honey3bew on 10/10/2012 5:41am

I am a 46 year old female with 2 artificial discs in my neck one from a car accident ulnar nerve reposition and shoulder impingement (first started with frozen shoulder), this all started with a car accident in 2007 now I found out I have bulging discs from my C3-7 and 3 herniated discs in my back at my lower back L2-S1 can my herniated discs in my back be caused from my neck? And why don't these Dr believe you when you tell them you are in so much pain? It is so bad there are days I don't want to get out of bed but I don't know what is worse laying in bed or getting up walking, sitting isn't any better, I feel like my but has a cramp I can't get rid of and Sharp pain going down both legs mostly the left feet go numb and the Dr I see act like I am over reacting he acts like its no big deal, they are having me do aqua therapy and going to do am epadural injection, does anyone have the same? I also have fibromyalgia which don't help with pain receptacles.

Joyce

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Narcotic medication has been usse'd for the treatment of pain managment sucessfully for thousands of years. Most of the Civil War wounded veterens were physically addicted to opiate medication upon discharge from service. Doctors today are very reluctant to prescribe opiates for the treatment of pain due to the U.S. government regulations, and requirements. I live in central Florida " The number one area in the U.S. for opiate abuse, and teenage death due to the abuse of prescription opiodes. and recently your uncle sam found a way to divert money, hire employees, and profit from the epidemic. I'm on a pain Management Program with a great doctor, that only took 5 years of searching and trying different medications that eventually ate my inside up, to find the doctor I have and trust, finally returning some quality to my life and allowing me to rejoine the living, but I've been treated as a Drug Seaking Addict that just wants to get high from taking pills the rest of my life. Urine test, daily progress reports, snide remarks and and close scrutinization from the pharmacyies that I would use to fill the scripts, Monthly doctor visits, Government surveys and questioneers that require you to devulage all of your private personal info on so uncle sam can fill your file. You must forfet most of you constitional rights to recieve proper treatment. Rights that I fought while serving my country, rights that our forfathers died and sacrificed for. My physician has probibly doubled his workload just to satisfy our governments appitite for money and controll. Constantly threatening him with license forfetture if he make an error in judgement while trying to treat a person who is being truthfull or not.I've never been so disgusted with my Government and ashamed of my service to my country. They actullay made a fool out of me by making me live under the types of controlls that I fought to free 3rd world countries from.
I know what your going through, don't give up on some quality of life. Keep looking for a Physition that actullay cares for patients more than money. Your pain is real, its verifyable, and relief is available. Be very honest and take the time to develope a trust with your doctor, documention is the most important. Take the time to make a diary of your pain, in detail. Do not suffer any more than abslolutly necessary, you won't ever be free of pain but controlling it to a tollerable level is possable.You will suffer some physical addiction issues at times and its so much easier to take a pill than walk 2 miles but the 2 miles is the key to minimizing the pain. Opiates used to treat cronic pain is the most effective theropy Iv'e found. But you have to be willing to do the work. Don't ever tollerate the amout of pain you describe be presistant at the ER, Doctors, insurance vultures. do what ever it takes, until you recieve the necessary treatment you deserve and have paid for. If they indicate that your not suffering and going to fine. Sue there money grubbing ass until they feel your pain. Epadulal are great, mask the pain and injury so that you can cause more damage to yourself. So much for his college education, that was a waist of time and money, my 12 year old figured that one out. Block the pain instead of repair the cause. I hope that the last visit you had with that brilliant clown. Common sense should prevail but it just never wins out to the all mighty dollar.Plenty of dollars just no sense. The opioid epidemic is real and devistating, you have to be responsible for your meds, lock them up and always know how many you have. Never let anyone have talk you into giving selling or what ever your meds. I've experienced opioid abuses and theft in my own family, almost loosing a son to it. Visit this web sight www.goodrugsgonebad.com its the best information I found to educate yourself and love ones with. Don't dismiss the depression as temporary or allow it to impeade your progress, Mood is part of the effects of cronic and excessive pain. Good luck honey, hang in their. be presistant, a thorn in their ass. never leave the ER unless you are satisfied with your treatment, or leave get some air and sign back in to be seen. Thousands of $44 million dollar missles were used and paid for by people such as yourself, to totally destroy a country and its people, for prophet, over lie after lie, destroying an entire generation of young men and women, in our country, just to line the finacial portfolio of a few. Trillions of U.S. dollars Thousands of sons daughters, brothers sisters, moters, and ,fathers. You earned the right to quality Treatment and care. I wish I could help you, more.

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Joyce,
Yes I've had the same pain you're having in your back and legs. The shots didn't help me at all and I ended up having L,4-S,1 fused in 2007. I still have pain though not as intense, and my left leg goes numb when I sit upright for longer than 10 mins. I think they are running the course of treatments with you like they do most everyone. I worked with a guy who had on epidural and hasn't had a problem since, so you never know. :)
Keep on keeping on Joyce,
Janet. :)

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Brian,
WOW, don't hold back there buddy, tell us how you really feel! Just kidding, I agree with a lot of what you wrote, on so many levels. I could right a novel on how the system sucks but I'm a slow typist ( it's really the two finger peck), and it would take me a month of Sundays to get it all written. It's nice when someone else is thinking the same thing and types it all out. :)
I really wish you'd change your picture though. (Just sayin'.)
Janet. :)

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:) Thanks Brian.
Janet

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