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Spinal Block / Stimulation for Pain

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#1 Peggy


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Posted 28 March 2010 - 12:58 PM

I have terrible pain that is constant in my legs. This is either due to the sclero or the polymyositis but more than likely it's from the peripheral neuropathy that I also have. I have been on a pain patch and oral pain meds for a very long time. I also have tried IVIG therapy; Lyrica; and Neurotin, and none of them have helped. I recently tried Cymbalta and a TENS unit and they didn't help either.

So I am now seeing a Pain Specialist due to the fact that I'm worried I am building up such a resistance to the pain patches and oral meds that I have to keep upping the dose to get any relief. How long can I keep doing that?

So he is thinking that I should try a Spinal Block / Stimulation where it will stop the pain from getting to my legs. I have a DVD on it and haven't watched it yet. He is currently talking with my neurologist and rheumatologist to see what they say.

Has anyone heard of this? Has anyone tried this? Good Results? Anything to watch out for or to be worried about?

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#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 06:11 AM

Hi Peggy,

I'm very sorry you are in so much pain. I haven't had a spinal block, nor do I recall anyone in the forums talking about it. Let us know as you hear more, okay?
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