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back pain and ms
pinkjen posted:
I have rrms and have also had a lower back fusion almost two yrs ago. I have been suffering in pain since april am seeing pain mgmt dr who gave me 3 injections(facet joint, epidural) but no relief, did 3mos of therapy and wore a brace for awhile, still nothing. mri showed inflammation and arthritis but no herniated disc now i'm wondering if the pain is related to my ms. does anyone else suffer from lower back pain- i am currently on fmla from work because i can't even tolerate standing for more than 15 min! If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know:)
AuntyTess responded:
Hi Pinkjen,

I have almost exactly the same (apart from the fusion). I have had a diagnostic test for the epidural and I go in at the end of November doctor to freeze the nerves to the joint. I will let you know how I get on.

Just to inform you my MS Doctor told me the pain wasn't due to the MS and the Spine Doctor told me the pain was the MS!!!!!

pinkjen replied to AuntyTess's response:
Don't you love how drs are on the same page!? I see my neurosurgeon tomorrow about my mri so we'll see what he says. I'll let you know. Did they say how long your nerves will stay frozen ? Let me know how it works out! Good Luck!
biolamom responded:
Hi pinkjen,

I have ppms as I have not had a lower back fusion I have been suffering with lower back pain for 3 years or so. Went thru lots of diagnostic tests and they epidural and the facet joint nerve block, but to no avail. Then in oct. 2009 I was diagnosed with PPMS, at least I have a diagnosis but no relief from the constant back pain, I am using a cane and walker most of the time now. I to can not stand, walk or sit for any length of time, very painful and frustrating. Hopefully your Dr. can come up with a miraculous suggestion, if he does let me know. Good Luck in the future. Stay strong.

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