Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Cannot sit response - how do we cut down on # of specialists since painful to wait in office?
    avatar
    Nanshr posted:
    I sustained a burst fracture in my mid back 2 1/2 years ago. This was after a successful artificial disc surgery in my low back. I had spinal fusion for the burst fracture after 7 months of hoping it would heal without surgery. Since then in constant pain. Now told that I have failed fusion and having redone this time involving 7 levels. I, too, lay down throughout the day laying on my back with a laptop on my stomach. I find laying in my bed very uncomfortable due to recent shoulder surgery. I have Sjogrens with widespread arthritis. I am on Fentanyl patches 50 mg and Norco. They tell me Norco is for breakthrough pain but I am never without serious pain and the Norco has no effect. I sympathize with the gentleman who cannot go out for dinner, see a movie, do anything. I believe there is no help. Someone here wrote that if awake without pain, will know she is dead. How do I cut down on my 10 doctors because it is painful going out and sitting in doctor offices waiting for name to be called.
    Reply


    Featuring Experts

    Peter Abaci, MD , is certified in anesthesia and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Abaci received his undergraduate educat...More

    Helpful Tips

    Judging people with or without chronic pain
    I try not to judge people by anything they do if they aren't hurting themselves or someone else. Unfortunately, I know that I've been judge ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 8 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.