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connecticuthuskyfan
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15 Years of pain

Posted by @connecticuthuskyfan, Aug 27, 2016

Hi everyone I had back surgery in 2002 and problems ever since cages screws at l5s1 had mri in march I had a disc bulge at l4 l5s1 and ddd and a bone spur the pain I have is crazy the doctors pass me on to other ones. and I am on Medicaid in Connecticut. don’t know what to do any more. anyone have any advise please feel free to comment don’t know if this has anything to do with bowel obstructions in the past two years I have been hospitalized at least 7 or 8 times. also have had intitception that happens in children I am 49 years old this past admission to the hospital they said I had intittiception well cant spell that word they said I had to have emergency surgery and they fond nothing. I just wish the pain would go away. thank you for listening. David

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Hi David,
What a journey with back pain, bowel obstruction, intussusception, disc bulge, and more. Here’s some info about intussusception from the Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/intussusception/symptoms-causes/dxc-20166963 I’m also tagging fellow Connect members @winning @wesbig @dogmamat @twokitties @sandytoes14 @bekie who have experience with back pain, and may be able to provide some thoughts and insights.

David have you seen a gastroenterologist or been to a pain clinic?

Hi David @connecticuthuskyfan ,
I just read up on intussusception. I am a gastric bypass patient and know a few people who have had bowel obstruction which was cleared with surgery. A diet high in fiber and plenty of water has helped me stay regular. As far as back pain, disc bulge, bone spurs and DDD, I can relate to your pain. My cervical spine is my main source of those problems but I am not a good canidate for fusion surgery at this time. What medicines if any are you on? I would try physical therapy and accupuncture if you haven’t tried that yet. I have had epidurals, facet joint injections, and medial branch blocks. A pain management doctor usually will start with the most conservative treatments first and proceed from there. Pain killers such as opoids will only aggrevate your bowel problems since they are known to cause constipation.

@colleenyoung

Hi David,
What a journey with back pain, bowel obstruction, intussusception, disc bulge, and more. Here’s some info about intussusception from the Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/intussusception/symptoms-causes/dxc-20166963 I’m also tagging fellow Connect members @winning @wesbig @dogmamat @twokitties @sandytoes14 @bekie who have experience with back pain, and may be able to provide some thoughts and insights.

David have you seen a gastroenterologist or been to a pain clinic?

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Thank you for the advice you asked me what kinds of meds I am on I am on lyrica diladid I amcalso on kolonipin and a depressin med I got hurt in1999 and thats when all the problems started I know the pain meds are not good for me but I am not making excuses I cant take pain I also saw a surgeon a couple of weeks ago and he had to go to the hospital to read it and he basically said the hardware in my lower back could be the cause of the pain and he said l4 is ddd if this gets to you I can give you a little more about all the terms he wrote in thr report thank you David

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@colleenyoung

Hi David,
What a journey with back pain, bowel obstruction, intussusception, disc bulge, and more. Here’s some info about intussusception from the Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/intussusception/symptoms-causes/dxc-20166963 I’m also tagging fellow Connect members @winning @wesbig @dogmamat @twokitties @sandytoes14 @bekie who have experience with back pain, and may be able to provide some thoughts and insights.

David have you seen a gastroenterologist or been to a pain clinic?

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I have no problems with anyone being on pain meds! I’m only given 1 Vicodin a day for my pain. I hope you are able to get relief.

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