Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself

Posted by Kelsey Mohring @kelseydm, Apr 27, 2016

Welcome to the new Chronic Pain group.

I’m Kelsey and I’m the moderator of the group. I look forwarding to welcoming you and introducing you to other members. Feel free to browse the topics or start a new one.

Why not take a minute and introduce yourself.

@lioness

@rwinney Those are some good suggestions I am going to start to journal again I haven't in over a year but will start I do mindfulness meditation and do find this helps . Thanks for the reminder

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Welcome! Reminder to myself as well. 😊

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@mlzeid

I have been having severe back pain since June. I apparently have bulging discs in my back and would like to hear from other people who have successfully dealt with this.

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After an MRI I was told I have 2 bulging disks and a pinched nerve in the cervical spine. (Think 4 and 5) Anyway I was lucky because I went to this superb chiropractor a few times and I was fine. Now about three years since they must have settled back again and one of the pains is back. Am making an appointment Monday.

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@mlzeid

I have been having severe back pain since June. I apparently have bulging discs in my back and would like to hear from other people who have successfully dealt with this.

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I advise you to get an MRI I advise you to get an MRI of your pelvic area and your middle back we contrast at the mail which has the best machines

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@peach414144

After an MRI I was told I have 2 bulging disks and a pinched nerve in the cervical spine. (Think 4 and 5) Anyway I was lucky because I went to this superb chiropractor a few times and I was fine. Now about three years since they must have settled back again and one of the pains is back. Am making an appointment Monday.

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You probably have either a herniated disc or the nerve canal has collapsed and therefore you need a laminectomy and possibly a fusion. Watch out for injections and surgery as you can get heart condition called AA or arachnoiditis and let's hope you don't have it.

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Hello, recently had spine surgery 4 months ago , my pain is a lot and I’m scared I will always be in pain……

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@jordan1594

Hello, recently had spine surgery 4 months ago , my pain is a lot and I’m scared I will always be in pain……

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I advise you to get an MRI with contrast of your pelvic area to see if you have the condition that lot of us have that nobody wants to talk about. Only that MRI with contrast will show everything that you need to know.

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@peach414144

After an MRI I was told I have 2 bulging disks and a pinched nerve in the cervical spine. (Think 4 and 5) Anyway I was lucky because I went to this superb chiropractor a few times and I was fine. Now about three years since they must have settled back again and one of the pains is back. Am making an appointment Monday.

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If you're nerve canals are collapsing pushing on your vertebrae which is pinching your nerves a chiropractor will not fix that type of situation. Only if it's an alignment situation can a chiropractor help but if it's collapsed the nerve canals you got to get it tested with an MRI with contrast. If you're asking for help this is what I personally would advise but I'm not a doctor as I'm only a patient that has gone through what you're going through.

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@jordan1594

Hello, recently had spine surgery 4 months ago , my pain is a lot and I’m scared I will always be in pain……

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I can always say that an MRI with contrast of your lower part of your pelvic area and see if you have a condition called arachnoiditis which doctors don't want to show it or give it that advice cuz that's what surgery causes in most cases. You need to get tested for that and that's what I recently found out after the surgeons would give me that test and I insisted on it and sure enough it showed up. I hope you don't have it but at least get tested

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@peach414144

After an MRI I was told I have 2 bulging disks and a pinched nerve in the cervical spine. (Think 4 and 5) Anyway I was lucky because I went to this superb chiropractor a few times and I was fine. Now about three years since they must have settled back again and one of the pains is back. Am making an appointment Monday.

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@peach414144 Glad to hear this as a good chiropractor will help . Hope you get as good as before . When I fractured my back at work I thought it just slipped out and drove to see my chiropractor he said you have a fracture so he sent my into the hospital E.R. for xray my other Dr. took over then . So if there is a problem he cant fix he will be honest with you . Let me know how your feeling then . Make sure you tell him as you did here .

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@lioness

@peach414144 Glad to hear this as a good chiropractor will help . Hope you get as good as before . When I fractured my back at work I thought it just slipped out and drove to see my chiropractor he said you have a fracture so he sent my into the hospital E.R. for xray my other Dr. took over then . So if there is a problem he cant fix he will be honest with you . Let me know how your feeling then . Make sure you tell him as you did here .

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Yes, thank you peach

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@rwinney

Hi there and welcome! So glad you found Mayo Connect because it is a supportive, comforting place to come. I'm very sorry to hear of your pain and obstacles.

I was just reading about managing the psychological aspects of pain, which is found in a Small Fiber Neuropathy book that I own and often refer back to. Pain is pain no matter the diagnosis.

You know how when medicine is all you seem to have, not many people surrounding you can truly relate and you continue to not know what else to do?

This book shares various ways and beliefs to retrain your brain through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfuness-based Therapy and a new one I just learned about is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing! Wow!!! It's not for everyone but desperate times can call for desperate measures.

I wish you all the best in learning through this forum. There are plenty of great people who will listen, care and share.

Best of luck to you in your journey.
Rachel

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@rwinney Hi Rachel, I am curious about the pain book you referenced. What is the title & author? I appreciate it! …….Karen

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@karen00

@rwinney Hi Rachel, I am curious about the pain book you referenced. What is the title & author? I appreciate it! …….Karen

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Hello Karen
It's a book on Small Fiber Neuropathy. Is that your diagnosis?
Rachel

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Hi I am Ginger. I have autoimmune issues and also chronic pain. I also have arthritis issues. I also have small fiber nueropathy, renaulds. How does everyone deal with pain and fatigue?

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I am surprised by the comment on heart issues from injections. Planning on getting them this winter at Mayo in the neck, also ablation.

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I haven't found anyone that wants to deal with my pain except for mentally and xercise. I'm contemplating moving to location where I can get medical marijuana or just be able to purchase it
legally without having to go through a doctor it seems that that's what they're pushing us to do good luck all I can do is pray for you too

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