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Stiff/sore neck, very hard time looking up and down? Won't go away?

Posted 9 Mar 2015 by nlawson567 4 answers

Yesterday in the middle of the day I noticed my neck was stiff and very sore. Especially the very back of the neck, from the base of my skull all the way down to my shoulder. It's very hard to touch my chin to my chest, I can feel my muscle straining and it feels painful. It also hurts to look ...

Is it true that spinal stenosis can be so severe and diffuse that surgery is no longer an option?

Posted 26 Mar 2018 by Unhappily retired 0 answers

I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis due to degenerative arthritis 2 years ago at age 58. I also have bulging discs, spurs, and severe sciatica. I have also needed bilateral knee replacements for over 5 years which has compounded my pain. I have constant pain from my lower back to my feet. I ...

Do you have a program for people who can't afford their medication not covered by insurance?

Posted 17 Mar 2018 by Heidi O 1 answer

I am trying to get your Lidocaine Patch 5% for my severe spinal stenosis, but Medicare/ Medicaid NY will not cover, they say my condition does not warrant it! I first got it in March of 2017 with no problem, it helped, but now they won't cover the new prescription. I only used it on ...

I have been told I have multilevel spondylosis and spinal stenosis . Nothing has been explained to?

Posted 17 Mar 2018 by H0rnets 0 answers

... me and I’ve not been given any treatment. Can anyone explain to me what exactly is wrong with me and is there anything I can do to help myself ? Can anyone tell me the symptoms they have got with with these disorders ? Thankyou

Has anyone heard of The Laser Spine Institute?

Posted 8 Jan 2018 by OneFour 0 answers

I have been accepted as a candidate for Laser surgery for my lumbar spinal stenosis. I want to talk to anyone who has any knowledge about this orginazation before I commit to any procedures.

CEA Blood Tests, what is it testing for?

Posted 18 Nov 2017 by Thor283 2 answers

I got a bill of $146 for this one test. The doc didn't mention it to me. What is it for? What is it testing for? I have a lousy Dr. who has screaming fits, so I'm afraid to ask him. But I can't afford this test unless it's very important. Can anyone help?

Hi I am a 44 yr old female with multiple back problems. spondylolisthesis spinal stenosis?

Posted 24 Apr 2017 by faith2b 1 answer

... degenerative disc disease and facet disease ThoraCIC kyphosis any help would be so appreciated. I am in so much pain... any surgery? I take pain meds but its so bad the meds don't help much!

How long does this last?

Posted 2 Apr 2017 by stenosissurvivor 2 answers

I was in a pain management clinic for cervical spinal stenosis. My house was burgarlarized last fall, I have a police report, and recently, I went on a trip with some friends I did not know well, and somebody replaced my 10/325 oxycodone with acetaminophen tablets. (I had the pharmacy check them. I ...

Is gabapentin 300mg x3 a day for my lamber spinal stenosis too small dose? I am in constant pain?

Posted 17 Aug 2016 by concott 3 answers

I top it up with Tramadol 50g PRC up to 6 tabs a day which gives me a bit of relief. More than this my body will start itching. I also take 25 mg amitryptrine at night. Should I ask my GP to increase the Gabapentin dose? I am 54 yrs. Thx

Voltaren gel not covered for spine with the insurance provider?

Posted 16 Aug 2016 by Net3 3 answers

I had used Voltarten gel some time ago for my elbow, worked great. Recently I went to the spine doctor as I have spinal stenosis in L4 L5 of the spine. Over time, arthritis has built up and I have much inflammation. My spine doctor wrote me a script for Voltaren gel. Under the BCBS Utilization ...

Gabapentin - leg and feet cramping all night?

Posted 21 Sep 2016 by roamer12 1 answer

Started gabepentin 100 mg 2x day about 3 weeks ago for spinal stenosis and now I am getting 5 to 6 nightly foot and leg cramps. Could this be realated. The time frame fits.

Back Pain - Is anyone living with a collapsed disk?

Posted 26 Oct 2016 by Kgisabell 1 answer

I'm from a collapsed disc, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. I'm seeing my neurologist who has just referred me to an orthopedic surgeon but I've had two back surgeries years ago that was performed by a neurosurgeon and I'm just a little concerned seeing an ...

Spinal Stenosis - Anyone notice each year this gets worse and worse?

Posted 3 Jun 2016 by Colleenkelly 2 answers

I was diagnosed a few years ago... noone could believe because I walked 3 miles a day... now I can barely walk to my corner.

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