Fractured L1 vertebrae has interrupted and changed my life

Posted by isabelr @isabelr, Aug 24, 2018

Im just so tired of going to sleep with pain if it lets me and waking up with pain

@lioness

@isabelr I understand what your going through I fractured my L5 what did Dr do for you and why didn't he give you a pain med? Go back to him and insist in the meantime go to rite aid and get Arnica tea it helps to take away the pain these are suggestions for you also muscle rubs ,arnica is one emu cream, aspercream there are so many to choose from from my experience these are some that help me I know have a bulging disc so in Sept will see a neurosurgeon.

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@isabelr good luck with new Dr

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@lioness

@isabelr good luck with new Dr

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THANK U …I FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY IS FINALLY LISTENING TO MY NEEDS …..SINCE I FRACTURED MY L1 IN APRIL 2017 MAYBE I HAD 30 PILLS OF PAIN MEDICATION WITH 1 REFILL ….TODAY SEPT 5TH MY DOCTOR SET ME UP WITH ONE OF THEIR MEDICAL STAFF …THATS GOES OVER WITH U ALL YOU INJURIES. AND WHAT PAIN MEDICATION WOULD BEST FOR ME ….
I FINALLY GOT SOME PAIN RELIEF ..MAYBE NOW I CAN SLEEP ALL THRU THE NITE ….MY DR SET ME UP WITH A NEUROSURGEON THAT SPEALIZES IN THE SPINE SO IM GETTAN MRI FROM THE BACK OF NECK TO THE BOTTOM OF MY SPINE …

I KNOW I HAVE ALT OF NERVE PAIN I JUST CANT WAIT TIL THIS DOCTOR PINPOINTS EXACTLY HOW MANY NERVES ARE GETTING PINCHED AND ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF MY TORN DISC …..FINALLY SOME DOCTORS WHO CARE AND HAVE COMPASSION

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My vertibrae was crushed. They used concrete and it seems to be holding. Just an added issue along with my RA. How did you fracture your L1? A Fall. I had two fall in two weeks.

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@isabelr

THANK U …I FEEL LIKE SOMEBODY IS FINALLY LISTENING TO MY NEEDS …..SINCE I FRACTURED MY L1 IN APRIL 2017 MAYBE I HAD 30 PILLS OF PAIN MEDICATION WITH 1 REFILL ….TODAY SEPT 5TH MY DOCTOR SET ME UP WITH ONE OF THEIR MEDICAL STAFF …THATS GOES OVER WITH U ALL YOU INJURIES. AND WHAT PAIN MEDICATION WOULD BEST FOR ME ….
I FINALLY GOT SOME PAIN RELIEF ..MAYBE NOW I CAN SLEEP ALL THRU THE NITE ….MY DR SET ME UP WITH A NEUROSURGEON THAT SPEALIZES IN THE SPINE SO IM GETTAN MRI FROM THE BACK OF NECK TO THE BOTTOM OF MY SPINE …

I KNOW I HAVE ALT OF NERVE PAIN I JUST CANT WAIT TIL THIS DOCTOR PINPOINTS EXACTLY HOW MANY NERVES ARE GETTING PINCHED AND ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF MY TORN DISC …..FINALLY SOME DOCTORS WHO CARE AND HAVE COMPASSION

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Isabeir. Glad your seeing neurosurgeon I too see my neurosurgeon on 14 th for nerve problem and disc good luck to us both

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@lioness

@isabelr yes those injections do hurt I felt the steriod for 3days before I had relieve hope you feel better

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Thank u

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@oregongirl

My vertibrae was crushed. They used concrete and it seems to be holding. Just an added issue along with my RA. How did you fracture your L1? A Fall. I had two fall in two weeks.

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ICWAS MOPPING MY KITCHEN FLOOR …I SLIPPED AND I FELL BACKWARDS ..AND THERE WAS A HORRIBLE SNAP SOUND OH MY GOD I WAS SILO SCARED I WAS ALONE WHEN IT HAPPENED TO ME. I COULDNT GET UP …AND THE PAIN WAS UNBEARABLE .IM BLESSED THAT MY SISTER ONLY LIVES 10 MINUTES AWAY …..IT HAS REALLY CHANGED MY LIFE ….AND THE ORTHOPEDIC DR THAT WAS TREATING ME WAS COLD UNCARING …..BUT WITH ALOT OF PRAYERS …I NOW HAVE A GOOD DR .AND I WILL BE SEEING A NEUROSURGEON …THAT BY FAITH HE WILL HELP WITH MY RECOVERY ..I KNOW I WILL PROBABLY SUFFER PAIN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE CUZ I ALSO HAVE ARTHRITIS IN MY LOWER BACK ….BUT NOW I WILL HAVE PAIN MANAGEMENT I NEEDED SO BAD FOR OVER A YR.

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@lioness

Isabeir. Glad your seeing neurosurgeon I too see my neurosurgeon on 14 th for nerve problem and disc good luck to us both

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YES ..MY PRAYERS FOR U

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@isabelr

YES ..MY PRAYERS FOR U

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THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE FOR LISTENING TO MY COMPLAINTS ….I KNOW YOU GUYS KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IVE BEEN GOING THRU

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@isabelr

ICWAS MOPPING MY KITCHEN FLOOR …I SLIPPED AND I FELL BACKWARDS ..AND THERE WAS A HORRIBLE SNAP SOUND OH MY GOD I WAS SILO SCARED I WAS ALONE WHEN IT HAPPENED TO ME. I COULDNT GET UP …AND THE PAIN WAS UNBEARABLE .IM BLESSED THAT MY SISTER ONLY LIVES 10 MINUTES AWAY …..IT HAS REALLY CHANGED MY LIFE ….AND THE ORTHOPEDIC DR THAT WAS TREATING ME WAS COLD UNCARING …..BUT WITH ALOT OF PRAYERS …I NOW HAVE A GOOD DR .AND I WILL BE SEEING A NEUROSURGEON …THAT BY FAITH HE WILL HELP WITH MY RECOVERY ..I KNOW I WILL PROBABLY SUFFER PAIN FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE CUZ I ALSO HAVE ARTHRITIS IN MY LOWER BACK ….BUT NOW I WILL HAVE PAIN MANAGEMENT I NEEDED SO BAD FOR OVER A YR.

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Isabeir so glad your seeing him soon mine too let me know how your doing

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@lioness

Isabeir so glad your seeing him soon mine too let me know how your doing

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Isabeir thank you I feel by his stripes of Jesus with us both he will heal . My back is also full of arthritis

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@susanjc

Talk to your pain control doctor about a pain pump. Must be a pain control doctor , they are usually anesthesiologists. I was on many types of pain meds until my implant and I got my life back. A catheter is placed in your spine and the small pump is in your tummy. It is refilled approx. every 3 months with a needle. Not really painful and they will numb the site if you ask them to. I don’t find it necessary. The medication goes to the area where the pain is. Because the medication is intrathecal it does not cross the blood brain barrier and therefore your speech is not slurred as well as other side effects of oral meds. The pump also has a device that you can hold over the pump and give yourself an extra dose of medication if you need it. Limits are set by the doctor. No more failing drug tests if you go back to work. As a matter of fact once you have a pump implanted you and your doctor will discuss what meds you can take and you will be drug tested intermittently.

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I am considering a pain pump. What are you able to do now with it. Can you do more than your everyday routine?

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