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    Severe back pain
    DianeAdelle posted:
    I have struggled with lower back pain and upper tightness in my shoulders most of my adult life about 30 years ago I saw a Doctor Who took x-rays of my back and told me that I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 15 I am now 50 so I did but I just had x-rays of my back two days ago and was told I have severe arthritis in my lower back L5 S one severe and moderate in L3 and four I knew I was having trouble with the news of my x-rays very upsetting they are sending me to a specialist for possibly shots in my back and I was wondering if anyone has had any luck with this type of shot in your lower back for pain relief I have been working as a hairdresser for 36 years and standing on my feet from 8 to 10 hours a day and it is taking it's toll so I would appreciate any advice on how to manage this as I still need to keep working
    jj_spring responded:
    Hi, I'm so sorry to hear of your Pain. The Shots never did a thing for me. I now have 4 Fusions in my Neck Anteriorally, and 2 in my lower Back, Anterior and Posterially. And a Pain Pump. Try not to get Fusions if you can if that's what they recommend. I have had nothing but trouble with mine. If it was me I would try that minimally invasive clip looking thing that spreads your Vertebrae apart. I'm sorry I don't know the name of it. I hope the Shot works for you but to answer your question it did nothing for me. Good luck and keep us posted. There's a lot of People on here with good advice and have experienced all sorts of Procedures. Plus we are all going through the same pains. I hope you get a lot better.

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