About Me: Male, 49, Jackson, NJ, member since Jan 2011
44 yoa healthy male less my chronic, lumbar pain, 24/7, contstant throbbing/aching w/a steady 6/7 & up pain level. 8 yrs. back pain, gradual, no injury date. A 2006 Discography is negative. A 2007&09 MRI reveal L4-5 & L5-S1 DDD/herniations. All Ortho's deny me as su
[More]rgical candidate for discography does not support it and I have never had, nor to this day, ever any leg radiating pain. ONLY in center Lumbar. I have exhausted all Interventional procedures since 2005, i.e. P/T, Chiros, epidurals, facet blocks, etc. PM meds. bandaide the pain till my system gains to much tolerance, and I take a "drug holiday". Never been addicted to any med., but cannot work or even socialize without. I am looking for a surgical solution, not a remaining opiate style of life. A current Discography 1/2011 however is POSITIVE & referring Ortho "will now" perform surgery as medical proof is there, even though the 09' MRI clearly shows the DDD in above levels. Million $ question is now: Ortho v. Neuro Surgeon? I have been told I have a healthy and strong spine. And we all know Ortho is bone & Neuro is nerve, right? And it is the nerve telling my brain to pain me. On 1/31st is 1st time ever Neuro Surgeon consult. Either way, it is Ortho or Neuro to do the Disc. Fusion I need. I am leaning towards Neuro, for all data I have read. Your thoughts please? Thx. for the read n your time! MegaLumbarPain out.
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