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Do you regret back surgery?

If you do please tell me why? If you don't, did it really help and makes your life easier? Tell me a little bit about your story.

I'm 26 years old and I have 5 bad discs...
#Backsurgery #BackPain #bulgingdiscs #Herniatedisc



did you ever have a doctor use a spinal needle to shrink a herniated disc and wind up causing incomplete ND which means nerve damage he stuck the stupid needle in my spinal cord twice


Does anyone out there despise going to the emergency room yet feel as though you don’t have any other options when the pain strikes?

Basically, do you feel like you need to go to an ER even though you feel that ultimately they won’t be able to help? #ChronicPain #SpinalStenosis #Herniatedisc #Cspineinjury


Nerve Pain #DegenerativeDiscDisease #Scoliosispain #Herniatedisc

Ran a little this weekend and did a little yoga....didn’t know that was going to push me over the edge.
I’ve been experiencing these waves of sharp, searing pain down the back of lower thigh and behind the knee all morning. These waves are fall on your face, bawl your eyes out kind of pain. Ended up in the ER and they did NOTHING. Said to keep taking Aleve but that’s all they can do.

Thank God I have an appointment with my spine surgeon next week. I feel like no one gets the pain. Nobody cares to help. So frustrated. After 7 months of pain, back surgery, a LONG recovery, I would have thought my days would be better, but am still living with the pain. Anyone else run experience these kinds of days?

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Trouble walking. Cane not cutting it. Any suggestions?

I’ve been looking at mobility devices. I use a cane but when I’m in so spinal & muscular pain, weakness & spasms etc. I’m really lost on what to use. I don’t like the walkers or wheel chairs! I need to sit and lay down when this occurs. Any suggestions? Thank you kindly! #Pain #MobilityAids #Mobilityissues #DDD #SpinalStenosis #Herniatedisc #CFS #RheumatoidArthritis #Osteoarthritis #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #Fibromyalgia #ME #Migraine #PanicDisorder #PanicAttacks #Depression #PTSD #MeToo


#CheckInWithMe #Pain vs #MentalHealth

For the last 20 plus years I have always mostly focused on my mental health issues. I have also dealt with back pain for over 20 years as well and over the last 6 years it has gotten tremendously worse. I have been fighting my hardest lately to get better mentally as well as trying to take care of medical appointments and procedures for my physical well being. A couple days ago my back started hurting worse then normal. Usually the day after I do laundry and go grocery shopping I am in quite a lot of pain. But this time it felt worse then normal. By Thursday night I was in such excruciating pain that I could not walk, stand, sit, bend over, get out of bed, etc without crying out in pain and literally crying as well. I tried everything I could think of to get some relief but nothing helped. The pain in my lower back was excruciating and running down both legs. I suffer from #DegenerativeDiscDisease a  #Herniatedisc #spondylosis with #radiculopathy and I am not even sure what else at this point.  I have had 3 sets of epidural steroid shots, and a couple weeks ago, I had a Cluneal Nerve Block.  Yesterday morning I could not take the pain anymore and went to the Emergency Room.  I was hoping to get an x-ray and to relieve some pain, but the P.A. I had was not helpful at all, aside from giving me a shot of Torodol and telling me the pain was from the muscles in my lower back.  I know darn well that the pain I was feeling was not muscle pain. They also gave me Tylenol, and put a Lidocaine patch where the pain was the worst.  After a couple hours, and even though I was still in pain, they sent me on my way with prescriptions for Naproxen and some Steroids.  
Today I feel a bit better and I can at least move around some.  But I am popping Naproxen every 12 hours, Tylenol in between and taking the Steroids on top of all my regular medications.
My point of this whole post ( and my apologies for the lengthiness of it) is that the last few days of pain have utterly drained me mentally as well as physically. I almost feel  #depressedin a way. I have become so accustomed to waking up in pain every day that I just deal with it without thinking. And because I have not had a pain level like this in years I am kind of having a hard time taking care of the pain as well as my mental health. My mind is always racing due to my  #BipolarDisorder so I feel like I can only take care of one or the other because taking care of both my mental well being and physical well being makes me feel like my brain is on overload.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how they deal with their when they are also dealing with severe and debilitating pain?  I am used to every day pain, so I always just focused on my .  But this pain was on a whole other level and it has all thrown me for a loop.


Looking for advice to deal with ongoing illnesses & new ones

Hi people,

Thank you for you’re time, hope your well.

I wanted to see if anyone had some good advice on how to deal with ongoing illnesses.
They have just seemed to pile up & become over whelming emotionally, mentally & defiantly physically.

I’m 31, F, I workout & on the outside I look healthy. I have a thyroid disease, chronic ear infections (need tubes), chronic cluster migraines, ibs, blocked tear ducts, torn & bulging L4&L5 disc on my back, possibly a herniated disc in my neck now.
Depression, anxiety, BPD, just told I probably have narcolepsy.

It’s all a bit much #Stress #illness #Disease #BPD #Depression #Migraines #ThyroidDisease #Herniatedisc