I was recently given x-rays and A MRI for my shoulders and lumbar .
The report shows that I have Curvilinear Tendonitis in my shoulders And Multilevel Facet Arthopathy in my back.
Does anyone else have these conditions and what treatments were given for it?
I have been assessed at the pain clinic as a candidate for spinal steroid injections every six months. I have severe spinal stenosis on several levels in my lumbar spine.
Has anyone had these injections, and if yes, what are some of the side affects and also what are the positives?....I'm seeking a balanced picture.
Any information will be extremely appreciated!
I have never been on pain meds or any anti inflammatory meds. I've had early onset of arthritis basically everywhere in my body. I'm 38 but I've had arthritis since I was a teenage. My back is shot. In the last couple of years my liver has been enlarging and my kidneys aren't in tip top shape. I have GI Bleeding as well. My body hurts every single day and I just continue to push forward. However it's taking it's toll on me. I need to find… read more
We all pay for services.
If we pay our providers we should get what is paid for.
What is included with a paid Dr visit?
Anybody question that?
It's time WE question what is given in exchange for the paid visit.
I am currently taking Cymbalta and Gabapentin for Fibromyalgia, plus Zapain and Ibruprufen on top when needed as i also have DDD, inflammation of the facet joints and a torn ligament in my lower back. My back is worse at night which makes my already bad sleep pattern worse. I am wondering if anyone can suggest an extra pain-killer that i can take just at night-time?
I have tried Tramadol and i does nothing.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I have a thickening of my Ackilies tendon. After several things were tried in my right foot I had three "craving" down operations they have up as there was too much scare tissue to do more.
Now the left leg has begin to do the same thing. This ;pain block".is the first thing they have tried. I had an anesthetic injection followed immediately by this pain block injection which was put… read more
For those with extreme hip pain..how do you sleep?
I am finding it extremely difficult to sleep....Sleeping on my left side, or right side is impossible...sleeping on my back gives me lower back pain....is it easier if I put a pillow under my knees?
What over the counter pain relieving gel works for you? I have tried salonpas and Biofreeze with no luck.
What kind of mattress do you have? Firm, Extra Firm? Does it help you? What name brand do you suggest? Right now my bed is too… read more
I have been fighting various symptoms in my left leg for over 2 years. First it was muscle spasms in left thigh which became one giant charley horse. Then came lightening bolts in knee and an electric drill in calf. Entire leg, including foot, now feels tight with pins & needles sensation. A week ago I woke to my left foot being badly swollen.
Three months after surgery at L2/3 last year, I was told that level needed a fusion. L3/4 had been fused in 2015. L4/5 has been operated… read more
So I had my appointment with the pain clinic yesterday and after going through all the questions on the form and talking with the doctor, he told me I deal with central sensitization and unfortunately there's nothing that will help me. Injections into the various areas where I deal with pain would only enhance the pain that I am already in which is not what he wants me to feel. So here's my question then? Anyone else deal with this type of pain and… read more
I can lean more over acceptance then in the first years and i am faster over the dissapointment.I hope i find rest some day because it seems like a vicious circle .