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    I just recently went to another pain doctor who...

    I just recently went to another pain doctor who stated my facet joints at the L5-S1 were being irritated so he gave me an injection of cortisone. My god what a difference that has made. I'm walking...
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    I also have a Metronic Baclofen/morphine pump...

    I also have a Metronic Baclofen/morphine pump since 2/2008 and it has worked great in decreasing the increased tone/pain in my back and legs. I would look into it first but I would strongly consider...
  3. I think you are right about the change in...

    I think you are right about the change in medications. I have the same C6-C7 SCI and had a metronic pump with baclofen and morphine placement in February of this year. It took a long time for them...
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    Jerry12, Ask your doctor about a traction...

    Jerry12,

    Ask your doctor about a traction unit. This will help your upper extremity symptoms. The traction unit appears to be totally medically necessary. Let me know what happen. Talk to...
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    I agree. When my pain is at it's worse even...

    I agree. When my pain is at it's worse even though I'm not displaying standard UTI symptoms, it's usually a UTI. I would also go see your urologist as suggested by semajh7. Good luck and I hope...
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    Alan, I know that you are in pain and I'm sorry. ...

    Alan, I know that you are in pain and I'm sorry. I'm in pain everyday so day worse than others, like I can't get out of bed. I hope you are not serious about suicide. There are people in your life...
  7. Thread: Self- Esteem

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    I think you hit it right on the head. You must...

    I think you hit it right on the head. You must have good self esteem and confidence in yourself. You would be surprised and how men and woman look at things differently. There are ambulatory...
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    [/B] Insurance company's like it... I'm...

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    Insurance company's like it... I'm sorry about your pain. I do have the "burning" pain in my back and legs but probably not to the extend that you do. I have no knife like pains. It's...
  9. Thread: I need help!

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    My advice, get a new physician. If you believe...

    My advice, get a new physician. If you believe she's not helping you, kick her to the curb buddy! Find someone who won't say "I'm stumped." Your physician should be consulting w/other physicians...
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    Scale I always went by was the Comparison Pain...

    Scale I always went by was the Comparison Pain Scale. 0-10 subjective pain scale. I don't like it and now use more of a functional pain scale. That way individuals don't focus in on their pain but...
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    Sorry dgrotz but at least they got there. ...

    Sorry dgrotz but at least they got there. Wisconsin where I'm from got destroyed by Florida State. Hope your new year is going well. Talk to you soon my friend! :)
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    Jerry, If you have a cervical disc bulge or...

    Jerry,

    If you have a cervical disc bulge or herniation has your physical therapist tried a cervical traction unit w/you. There are over-the-doors which I don't like and lying down units like...
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    I would also agree. If you answer all those...

    I would also agree. If you answer all those questions w/another agent w/another policy. The insurance company (underwriters) will probably request additional medical information from your doctors...
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    Your upper extremity pain can very well be coming...

    Your upper extremity pain can very well be coming from a bulging or herniated disc in your cervical region. If I had to quess I would say your median nerve is being compressed somewhere from the...
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    I would agree. If your pump had some morphine in...

    I would agree. If your pump had some morphine in it and you were not responding w/pain relief then I would say, oral medications probably won't work but that's not the case for you. Oral...
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    Hey jerry, I use to treat injured workers at...

    Hey jerry,

    I use to treat injured workers at the Honda Plant in Marysville, Ohio. If your injury wasn't an injury then it was cumulative meaning lasting over a long period of time. Think of it...
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    God bless you Steve, Your pain sounds...

    God bless you Steve,

    Your pain sounds undescribable. I believe you are in 10/10 pain levels. What you said at the end about exercising, building bikes, reading, etc.. Those activities at...
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    Well, not knowing everything about you, I would...

    Well, not knowing everything about you, I would have done things alittle different. The first two weeks I would have done passive range of motion only. The third wk, I would have given you pulleys...
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    My God, I can't image what you are going through....

    My God, I can't image what you are going through. I'm a C6-C7 Incomplete. Me feet feels like there being dipped in an ice bucket, my low back severely "burns", and my legs get "stiff" and "burn"...
  20. Thread: I need help!

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    I'm so sorry about your pain. All I can tell you...

    I'm so sorry about your pain. All I can tell you is I know what pain is all about. We may not share the same kinds of pain but pain is pain, right? It sounds like you were really misdiagnosed by...
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    I have the actual withdrawl right before my...

    I have the actual withdrawl right before my refill. They would give me narcotics even though it does take the edge off a little. It's interesting to know that you go through the same problem w/your...
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    I'm a physical therapist that happens to have a...

    I'm a physical therapist that happens to have a spinal cord injury. The EMPI 300 is a good TENS UNIT. There are probably a dozen of them out there. I don't know if they explained to you what a TENS...
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    I agree w/Jon, Methadone would be a better...

    I agree w/Jon,

    Methadone would be a better choice. The medication doesn't give you the ephoria and addictive properties some of the narcotic medications give people. Less addictive, the...
  24. Thread: I need help!

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    May I ask you why your doctor 3 years ago took...

    May I ask you why your doctor 3 years ago took you off of narcotic pain medication. No offense, but were you over using. I have experience in this matter, that's why I ask. Have you ever tried...
  25. Thread: Lyrica

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    I agree w/Jon, Go out and get a hand bicycle...

    I agree w/Jon,

    Go out and get a hand bicycle or work out the best you can based on your injury. It releases good endorphines and also breaks up the pain cycle by stopping you from only thinking...
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