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11 Apr 2006

has my disk herniated & am i going to get sciatica all the time
Ive been to the pain clinic, recently and had a infusion, for spinal stenosis and spondyliothesis, i have osteoartritis, and a disk protrusion when i was 28 im now 45 and have been having a lot of pain in my lower back, damged l4-l5 s1 and t3 to t10 have dengerated as well as c2-c3 also there is loss of motor function at L4-L5, my shoulder has a torn tendon as well, i have found that i have had changes in my pain level, with my back and sciatica for five months now, i have been having hydrotherapy being under a pain clinic they suggest ways to deal with it, and they dont increase pain medicine, in fact have lowered it and i feel almost worse at times with pain,

I had a ketomine infusion about three weeks ago, ih ehlped with the really bad low back pain, but i have pain in my arms as i did before, and the sciatica is always there now.i dont feel i can put up with pain anymore.
i havent had any real recent scans my doctor wont let me have them, he says they are for specail cases. i feel like telling him where to go.
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physiotherapist

01 Jan 0001

Where are you based - perhaps I can recommend someone who can help. Please e-mail me directly.
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