|Oh brother I feel your pain. I have all the same symptoms EXCEPT the loss of bladder control, which is why no doctor has even given me an MRI, let alone surgery. User PhillyBlunt was 100% correct in his respose to you, and I humbly would like to asl Philly Blunt to help me figure out what do, who to see if I suffer the same agony as our friend here but without the bladder issues.?|
|And it im kind of disappointed and left confused.
he said that i do have spinal stenosis. And there is a possible cuada equina syndrome. But does not reccomend surgery because of my age.
He said the only thing he could do, would be to remove the disc, and insert pins and needles which would later on lead to more problems. And at my age, he does not want that. So he said I need to try the "traditional" ways, which have still proven ineffective.
I have been through physical therapy, been taking pain meds, been doing bed rest, been excersizing my back, heating pads, the same rice sock you reccomend to me above awhile ago, massages, and i've tried a nice hot tub dip, AND epidural shots.
NOTHING has worked. And Vicodin will not even touch the pain im experiencing, granted it does help me to walk, it does not take any of the pain away *(well, mask it)*.
Where should I go from here Fran? Im pretty much left to a dead end. I really dont want to have this surgery to be honest, but at the same time, the pain is unbareable to live with. Especially working, oh god its like someones stabbing me all day long.
|I had resigned myself to being in constant pain|