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Re: Enough Already!
Feb 27, 2008
Thanks everyone.
I have seen Dr. Simpson for a second opinion. He was referred by my neurosurgeon. In fact, if we go ahead with surgery he will be in the room with the neurosurgeon helping out.
It seems I have scolosis, DDD, spinal stenosis, and herniated disc. I will need a 3 level fusion. Both drs. agree that I will probably be back in surgery after the initial surgery due to the stress that will be put on the rest of my spine.

The problem with the MS and the back is that both can cause pain. Most people want to believe that MS causes no pain but it does and a lot of it also.
Everyone is truly different.

I am on demerol for pain when needed but it really does nothing for the pain. I believe th pain to be nerve related and demerol will not take care of that.
I probably need to be on neurontin, lyrica or topamax for the nerve pain.
I will call the dr. and ask about that.

Right now the pain is in the lower back and goes into the buttocks and into my legs. My feet are even painful. It is hard for me to walk any distance at all without stopping and sitting. I am also currently going to the heated pool for exercise but I might be stirring up something when I go since I am in lots of pain throughout the day when I return from pool.

Thanks for the info on the PT in Richmond I will certainly keep her in mind if I go through the surgery.

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