About Me: Female, 79, Farmerville, LA, member since Nov 2012
For years after I broke my back in 1971...I suffered from back pain and after having six spinal surgeries with an L2-5 fusion in 1973, power packs and etc. was told I would never likely walk again. The pain was so intense and though I tried to continue with my nursing i
[More]t just became impossible. Wheel chair bound I was very close to commiting "HariKari". One day my family DR told me of a new specialist he knew and made me an appt. After initial work up, MRi's and several injections with lttle results, he said "I believe I can help you..." And so surgery was done from T-9 down to remove scar tissue and do a mulitple fusion...it was a very long and traumatic surgery and the recovery took about 3-4 months...however I am wonderfully well and able to come and go, drive, work outside and so on. ONLY one thing remains and has increase over the past 4 yrs. Right loin pain. As time has past it has increased and is especially trying at nights. The DR said at the time of surgery that there was a higher T 6-8 problem but since I was essentially not having a problem and because of the extensive surgery they had decided not to go higher. Is there a med that can help or other optiions so I can continue with a generally good and healthy life style? Thanks
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