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L5-S1 Fusion n 2009 still constant pain - I want my life back - HELP! Please

Started by urluckypenny on 06/06/2017 10:41pm

New to this forum so I'll make first discussion short and to the point.
I had a L5-S1 Fusion in 2009 and have been worse since the surgery and of course doctor pushed meds which I was smarter than take and get hooked. That was in North Carolina . I'm now relocated to Plymouth Ma and looking for a good pain/back some doctor orthopedic. Been going to chiropcraptor for 8+ months it helps short term but that's it. Had nerve block and injection by a great doctor in duxbury but I feel there just a bandaids they wear off after a month or so.
I'm 46 been dealing with this for 9 years.. any suggestions anyone can give - good doctors etc. My self esteem, my life, relationship is taking a major hit and put me in a black hole. I do have faith, I haven't became a drug user alcohol abuser or anything crazy. Please help me!!

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Hello, and thank you for your post. We are so sorry to hear about all the pain you've endured over the past 9 years. We hope you find this Community helpful!

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Second, we understand how chronic pain can negatively affect just about every area of your life. We hear from many people who are going through similar things that you describe in your post. Please know that you are not alone, and while your pain may never completely go away, there are many treatments available that may reduce it and help you manage it--thus, giving you a better quality of life. We'd like to share this with you ( How to Support a Loved One With Chronic Spine-related Pain ), as perhaps it may help your loved ones understand what you're going through.

Keep the faith and believe that you will find relief from your pain. Please stay in touch and let us know how you're doing. We wish you the very best!