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    An_252169 posted:
    I have been experiencing low back pain and rib pain. I recently was put on Lupron shots (PSA went up) I have bad pain that moves to various areas in my lower back, I am going for shots this coming Monday nerve block. I am taking pain medicine every 4 hours (HYDROMORPHONE 2mg tablets and they are not giving me relief. I have had bad pain the moves around in my lower back. I am losing sleep and it is having an effect on my life...any suggestions? I was in the emergency room this past week and have discussed this with my Dr. and am getting no relief...Sept., will be 10 years since my prostate surgery. (Robotic)
    bj1208 responded:
    Hi and welcome to the support group -

    you didn't say what type of doctor you have seen for your back.

    it's vital that you see the right kind - either a Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist - be sure they are spine specialist - as they are the only ones that can accurately read film reports (MRI, CT Scan etc). they will examine you and will let you know what the diagnosis is as well as let you know the best treatment options.

    I am assuming you are seeing a pain doctor as you mentioned you are going in for a nerve block. it would appear that you may have a disc bulging pressing on nerve roots - do you have any pains going down your leg(s)?

    Please let us know a little more so that we can help you more~~
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