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Hello Colleen, thank you for support and reply.
My pain issues are doto ; all my discs are diseased cracked bulged drying out, at least 1 or 2 disc gone, more are going same way. Sciatic nerves are compressed flattened between vertebraes.
I have extensive low back stenosis, squeezing spinal canal inward space of about 4 or 5 discs, as well as pressure on Sciatic nerves.
I have curvature Spine. I have spinal arthritis. I've had 3 discs replaced over the years, 1 disc lower back, 2 discs neck plus titanium plate.
Pain shoulders arms-spurs,nerves.. I'm currently, because of pain med dramatic reductions, have no choice but to seek back surgery, but apparently have to have cortisone shots first, I've had them before back and shoulder, they Don't work on me, (they may work on others) but for maybe a week if that and pain reduce is minimal. But this is the procedure Dr uses or can't try a risky surgery again.
I'm currently desperately looking for other alternatives if possible.
I just would like to live remaining life out without incapacitating pain.
I'm 65 now.

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Timmy, thanks for elaborating. I think you'll appreciate connecting with member with similar issues in the Spine Health group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/spine-health/

If you are thinking of seeking care at Mayo Clinic, here is helpful information and contact info for each of the 3 campuses in AZ, FL and MN http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63