Patient Comments: Pain Management - Causes

What was/is the cause of your pain?

Comment from: Joe, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 15

I have pain in my left buttock that extends down to my knee. Sometimes it goes further down my leg. The pain is awful especially when I run or when I drive long distances in my car or on a plane. I went to a chiropractor for several months he said it was a degenerative disc that was causing this pain but it sounds like sciatica to me. The months of treatment did not make it any better. I am thinking about getting a steroid shot.

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Comment from: chronicpain5, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 02

I have chronic back pain, car wrecks, motorcycles stunts, football, and poor posture as a child. I have scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, and in my lower back and neck some discs are deteriorating, and nerves get pinched a lot causing pain in my hips, and my arms and especially my hands to go numb. I'm on 40MG opana ER 2x daily, oxycodone IR 15mg 4x daily, and flexiril 5MG 2x daily. The meds enable me to work all day with minimal pain and my job requires lifting and twisting with over 30LBs repeatedly. I've had epidurals (3) lidocaine injections. The meds work, the injections didn't. My doctor wants me to try a Spinal Cord Stimulator. I'm still unsure about it because it requires minor surgery and a device implanted.

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Comment from: shadow1713, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 29

My pain was caused by fibromyalgia, aggravated by chronic dislocated shoulder. Allergic to Morphine, use Lortab10/500 and Soma. Not working very well.

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Comment from: nataliem, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

The cause of my pain is a c 5-6 c 6-7 cervical disc herniation. I had a medial nerve block that didn't help the pain much.

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Comment from: why not me, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

One week ago I began to have pain in the bottom of my stomach it radiated to my left hip then down to lower legs, left and right. I have been diagnosed with Padgett's disease although I have never had a problem with it.

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Comment from: jcweav2000, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 17

I have has chronic neck and shoulder pain for about a year. I recently had acdf c4 c5 and c6 corpectomy in January. So far the surgery hasn`t helped, I'm still in constant neck and shoulder pain. Now my surgeon is saying it could take 12-18 months before I feel any relief. My doctor won`t prescribe anything other than tramadol, which doesn`t help. I thought surgery was my last option. I don`t know what to do now.

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