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Leg/Back pain?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 7, 2008
  • 05:18 PM

Hi everyone. I really am in need of some help here. My wife has herniated discs at L4-5 and L5-S1. She has pain radiating into both of her legs all the time and worse at night. So bad she cant sleep. She has had 2 nerve blocks with no help. Vicodin helps some. She was placed on Lasix for ankle swelling, Cymbalta 60 mg (MD said this might help with the leg pain). This has been going on for 6 weeks. We would make a deal with the devel if we could figure out what to do. Regular md and her pain mgmt MD really arnt helping. My wife really hurts. Any ideas? Advice? Oh she has a lot of scar tissue in the lower back from a major accident 17 years ago. She broke her hip.

Worried husband.

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  • Please read up on Adhesive Arachnoiditis. An especially good site is COFWA. It sounds like what happened to me. Especially when you mention scar tissue. Hope this helps.
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