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I've been 'seeing' a pain management specialist for 5-7 months now and still do not know what comes next. I've been thru PT. Which made almost everything worse. I understand extra pain will be there and some new pains til you get used to exercises, but really I'm wondering if it has made things worse in my middle back. I bent over wrong and hurt my spinal area just below shoulder blades. I was taught a better way to bend over and exercises to help fix it. It has steadily gotten worse. ER docs say its pulled muscles. Muscles have large places to hurt when used. This pain stays at the spine and anytime I bend over (right or wrong) I feel like someone has shoved a knife between the vertabrae and twist. Tonight I was walking out of a movie theater and it started making me lean forward like I wasn't allowed to stand straight. Even now 4 hours later I can feel the knife AND it is shooting under my left shoulder. I know my weight is an issue,but I'm truly scared of what is happening and what may come next. I see doc again Tuesday and the last time I saw him he said if PT doesn't work for low back and neck shots would be given. (Had the shots before and that doc stopped treatment midstream cuz it wasn't working.) This new doc alluded to surgery. Here's my mind-bending fear. I don't want surgery but I don't want pain. All of this stems from dessicated disc(s,) bulging discs, and OA in hips knees and hand. There is headaches all the time, can't or stand for long without pain. Prednisone Temporarily, norco, tylenol, ibuprophen, none of it helps. I'll be starting water aerobics for arthritis soon to strengthen muscles and lose weight.

I guess you could say my depression isn't going well, but fibromyalgia is pretty well controlled with gabapentin. I'm scared and don't know what to do. AHH well, I'm just sounding out my fear and frustration. I know others are going thru same or similar circumstances, but I feel very much alone cuz most of my family just get angry when I try to talk to them.

Like I said I'm sounding out. Sorry to burst eardrums with my rant.

Hope everyone has a blessed night. I know we all could use it.
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