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Back pain

Dec 19, 2016 9:12 PM

Thoracic pain from degenerative disc, spurs, arthritis, osteopenia..no pain meds work, Vicodin, ultram...had 3 rounds of cortisone shots within 3 months. Had RFA 3 years ago which helped for 2 years. Pain Mgmt dr said if cortisone shots didn't work RFA won't work!!!! Pain starts while on my feet, cooking, etc. I bought a Tommie Copper back brace which only helps slightly!

Dec 19, 2016 9:25 PM

New at this and confused

Dec 20, 2016 12:37 PM

Look into a hard back brace, like AppleCore products, or something similar. I have Lumbosacral pain as well as all up my spine. Pace your activities with rest and massage pain intent in several times a day. Have you tried a TENS unit that blocks nerve signals? I've had one several years ago, and about to get another one. I've had epidural steroid injections that helped a lot. Hugs love and prayers you find something that helps soon! 🙂💕🙏

Dec 23, 2016 6:20 AM

I am from Belgium
New to this App
I had
5 hernia surgeries
1 Medtronics Neurostim
And since 5 weeks :
L4L5 prodisc prothesis
L5 S1 arthrodesis

Pain did go away but comes back since 10 days ((

Dec 23, 2016 9:28 AM

Welcome to the community EdM. I'm sorry for your back pain. Everybody lives in different time zones so they will comment then. I hope you find answers to your questions.

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