I have pain constantly, and it never eases off at all, unless I put the stickers/plaster on me that seem to go deep into the bone...
Their called " Vorwerk, Chilly Brand " - Porous cansicum plaster -
I have since been told I have hip bursitis from a rheumatoligst, and he gave me 6 costizone shots in one day, 2 went in my hip bones, 2 went in my back bones, and 2 in the butt bones, The cortizone needles didn't work at all... and the rhumy doctor ended up saying to me: I have too many problems... He was one of many doctor's that is confused on how I have all this going on and it's like i'm a puzzel still to this day.. They all seem to ask me , how did you get degenerative disk desease & bulging disk "sometimes" and OA, at L5 S1... And bone spurs very low as well...and now Hip Bursitis..
I just wish someone would tell me I can have surgery of some kind to help out even a little bit, I take medication at night just to knock myself out from the pain it's that bad.. The rhumy doctor even said to me why have I been suffering for so long.. I told him I have teen children and they need me.. But I ended up going to my moms to get the appointment with him and got a bone denisty test done that showed I have thinning of the bones.. I have another appointment with him on Jan 22-09, for more cortizone shots.. and again they didn't work at all. I left his office the same as when I went in there.
I am 42 years old, and have had this stuff for almost 2 years now, I am surprised I am still alive to be honest, The pain when it hits down low brings you to the floor with horrible screaming. I had to leave my home and go to my moms due to the screaming .. No one understands it in my family ..and even the doctor's don't understand it yet how bad I really am..
I feel so lost and confused on what to do next.
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I'm so sorry you have to deal with this, but glad you found us! Know that you are not alone! When my OA was discovered, it was because I twisted funny and it caused the most excruciating pain I'd ever felt! For 2 days, I would get stuck sitting, once on my hands and knees on the floor, because the pain was just to much! My husband had to lift me up! My current diagnosis is OA between L4/L5 & L5/S1 and bulging disks between L3/L4 & L4/L5. I have bone spurs, stenosis and disk degeneration. I also have constant pain in my sacrum - they don't know why...
First and foremost - if your rhuem is saying those things, I would suggest finding a new doctor, one more sympathetic. If the cortisone isn't working, then you should ask about a pain management clinic. Back surgery, especially in someone so young, is something they will consider as a last resort, when everything else has failed to give you relief.
Pain clinics will look at all your symptoms and help design a pain management program based off your unique situation. They will also be able to assess if surgery might be the best option for you.
A few things you can try at home for relief would be 1) Ice Packs. OA causes inflammation - you need the ice to reduce it which should give some pain relief. 2) Sit in a chair with your feet flat and slightly apart. Bend at your waist touching your chest to your knees. Go slowly and don't bounce. This will help take some of the pressure off the spine. You can also do this lying on your side in bed, but instead you will curl yourself SLOWLY into a fetal position. Again, meant to relieve pressure. 3) When doing any type of shopping, use a cart and lean over a little as you push. 4) Brisk walking can help strengthen your back muscles, and I have found that while a slow walk can be very painful, the brisk walk helps loosen things up and reduces pain. 5) When doing housework, or when you have to be on your feet for a long period of time, you may want to invest in a lumbar support brace. DO NOT use it all day and every day because that will cause your muscles to rely on it for support and they wont be able to support it - causing more damage than good results and will become even more painful.
I hope this info was helpful and you can find some relief. Please let me know how you're doing, and please look into finding a new doctor!
I have done I think about everything you have mentioned.
except finding a new rhumy doctor, But your right I need a new one as this guy don't seem to care at all.
I can barley sit on my butt due to the severe sharp pinching like there's glass or something sharp in my butt and hips and low back..
and then the pain on top of it all plus the burning puts me over the edge.
what did you do about the bone spurs? I feel like they are being a cause of what I am going through, being there's the feeling like I have glass or something poking at me all the time.. Thank you for the response.
I haven't done anything. Mine comes and goes. When it's bothering me, I take it slow and easy. Instead of sitting "normal" try sitting with your knees folded, and to the side, so you're sitting more off your hip and not across your bottom, like you would sitting sideways on the sofa.
Hope you find help soon!
I know exactly what your talking about I have had burstitis for 8 years tons of cortisone shots that dont work I have bone spurs in the hip area I have had acupuncture didnt work , massage therapy,ultrasound by therapist and nothing its so frustrating constant pain cant sleep on my side have to have a pillow between my knees, it feels like someone is ripping the muscles right out of my legs somedays, I have been to a surgeon for consultation and he told me that he had done these surgerys and 1 out of ten worked so thats not a option, dont want to be in any more pain that I am already in, this all came about when I fell at work on my hip and have been in pain ever since. I have just recently seen my doctor so she has exrayed and I am just waiting for results. Linda
Bone spurs can be so painful as they cut into the muscle. Grapeseed extract or CPO can actually dissolve bone spurs. And Essiac has been a blessing for me. (I have no discs left - all are bulging or gone) My orthopedist doesn't understand how I'm walking - but I am and without too much pain. Essiac doesn't work for everybody - but it's worth a try.
My mother also had intractable back pain much like yours, and found an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spinal surgery who finally helped her. She had bone spurs that were impinging on the nerves. Though she had already had numerous xrays, this surgeon took another set and did a detailed MRI. She then performed surgery (with only a very small incision) that removed the spurs and let the nerves relax. It took some time for the inflamed, irritated nerves to heal, but the surgery was very successful. The key to long-term success, though, is to continue a series of specific exercises to support the spine and keep the spurs from coming back. My mother asked some people at her church who had successful back surgery who their surgeon was - that's how she found her.
Hi. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis 3 years ago. I am now in Pain Management and my doc says that I have degenerative disc disease. He sent me to PT but no help. Also, he has had me do some exercises, one being sitting on an exercise ball when I am at my computer and periodically scrunching in my stomach muscles. Well,that made the pain worse and I stopped. I don't see him again until Jan. 7. I have also had 2 shots of cortisone, which didn't help. I am overweigth and he says I will have this pain until I lose weight. Well, I am watching my diet and have lost 5 pounds in a month and a half. Disappointed that I have not lost more. I am on pain pills, 5 mg oxycodone, that I can take up to 4 times a day. I am also taking tylenol, periodically, to try to limit my pain meds. Yesterday, I added one 200 mg ibroprohen to the mix. I have to watch, though, as anti-inflammatories kill my stomach. I sleep on a heating pad which seems to help. Does anyone have any advise. BTW, my discs are lower lumbar. Any feedback appreciated. Thanks.
What is CPO? Where do I find Grape seed and Essiac and what IS Essiac? Do I take them orally like a vitamin or what?
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I have hip spurs and wonder if there is a better way to try and sleep. What bed topper is best or what would work to help me sleep? What would cushion me so I could sleep. What would be the best seat cushion when I have to sit for awhile?
Thanks for your help
I tried to leave you a message, but couldn't.
OPC is found in Grapeseed extract. It is great for asthma, but it also dissolves bone spurs. Great stuff!
Essiac is found as a tea at the health food store, but I prefer the capsule form and to order it from health center for better living. 800 544 4225.
I originally took Essiac to prevent cancer as my father died of a malignant brain tumor and Essiac is used to shrink cancer tumors. Side effect was that I woke up one day and didn't have to roll out of bed onto the floor. I was able to get up like a "normal" person!! I have had very little pain since taking Essiac. My orthopedist wanted to know how I was walking as I have no discs left. Essiac, Grapeseed and MSM are what help me.
Hope this info was helpful. Wishing you the best
P.S. I understand that a wool mattress pad is the absolute best for body pain. They also make chair pads of wool as well. The gel chair pads are recommended by most doctors - but I really don't know.
Taking baths to which 1 cup of Epsom Salts has been added are also good for spurs. Epsom Salts contain Magnesium.
Wow That first story by burningthighs was like reading about me. I am 39 and been going back and forth to the doctors for years and years crying in this state to be told i was just depressed and now finally they have found that I have bulging discs, thinning of the tissue between the discs, bone spurs, bursitis and trapped nerves. I am in constant agony, cant sleep at all and sometimes cant move my neck. I get numbness in my hands and legs especially at night and my arm hurt so bad. Ive now tried every med possible and currently been put on the highest morphine they can give me. I live in pain right now as it wont let off and i have no clue what to do. I am now a single mum and my mum, my best friend has passed away so life doesn't stop but I just cant function in this pain. I am finally going to a bone doctor but I don't know what to do for the pain.
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