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Continuing pain

Started by cowgirlup on 12/18/2017 4:04pm

I have had lower back pain for over 10 years. I recently went to a spine doctor and had an MRI. I have scoliosis and a couple of bulging discs. She prescribed Tramadol for the pain, which doesn't help. She recommended an injection, which I received on Nov. 27. About a week ago, I started having excruciating pain in my back and right hip. I wish I had never gotten the injection.

I am scheduled to meet with a surgeon in January. I guess I'll depend on pain pills until then. I'm a very active person, but this has knocked me down, I can't even end ride my horse.

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Hi, cowgirlup--thank you for your post. We are so sorry to read about the pain you've experienced over the years and how it's affected your quality of life.

While we don't have any personal stories to share, we'd like to pass along some resources that we hope will help you make the most of your upcoming visit with your spine surgeon. The 2 articles below will give you some good questions to ask. By getting all your questions answered, you will leave your appointment having confidence in whatever treatment path you choose.

( Spine Surgeon Tells Patients How to Prepare for an Appointment )
( Spine Surgery: Questions to Ask Your Doctor )

Please let us know how your meeting goes and if you choose to undergo surgery. We wish you the very best with your upcoming appointment!

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