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Spondy

Started by 100000087600805... on 10/27/2012 8:17pm

I have read alot of all the posts and I am also a spondy patient who has tried every option out there other than surgery.....My Doc says my spondy is at the L5 S1--also bulges at the l3 l4 l5 and S1--also a buldge directly on the S1 which increases the pain level.....Ater PT for a period of 5- 7 years stem heat treatment- and epiadurals--5 seriesover 2 1/2 years it has all yeilded nothing...I am not a cadidate for surgery, the risk of never walking at all is to great......The only thing that helps at all is Lidoderm patches and a drug called Duexis only when I can get them...My insurance won't pay for them, But they will pay for a MRI that cast 800 to 1000.00, go figure.......I guess we are all stuck with what we have.......

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barbara.
have you tried to see what other doctors had to say.
have you tried injections yet.
course you may want to wait till they get the bad ones off the market first.
i think you should look into as may doctors and specialists as you can.
don't give up.
i'll be praying for you.
ray

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Barbara,
Have you ran the gambit of meds? There are newer drugs on the market. Maybe a different combo?
I hate this for all of us,
grey

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What new meds????

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Have you tried the Butrans patch yet?

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