Back pain is not my idea of fun

United States
November 19, 2007 9:39pm CST
I found out I have disc bulges and disc degeneration. I have tried all the ways to help this thing. Well guess what...I now go in the 29th of this month to have injections. I wont feel or know much about it due to the fact I will be sedated but if these don't work the other option is surgery. I will not have the surgery. I have heard good and bad but I am this type of person if it can happen it will. I never believed that way until any and every side effect a medication has well I get half of them and to be honest I am so tired of pain and pills. Anyhow, that is the latest on my back issues. Ya know I never thought I would opt for needles being put in my back but this pain has to go.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I've got disc bulges and one is herniated. They're doing traction on me, massage, heat, and tens unit. It has taken a few months, but I'm feeling better now. I hope something helps you soon. Surgery is a difficult call. Really good surgeons have done wonderful things. But each person is different and not every area has really good surgeons. Take care and I hope you are without pain soon.
• United States
20 Nov 07
Hi there, yeah I have tried all of those. ha ha. But yes, I agree with you surgery is difficult. I am trying to stay away from that one. Thank you all for caring. :)
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
20 Nov 07
I hope you find some relief as I know how painful it is. I am currently undergoing physical therapy for a herniated disk. Have you had physical therapy?
• United States
20 Nov 07
Hi there, no not at the moment. They are wanting to see if the injections work first to make sure it's not a structual issue. They are hoping it's just inflamation.