For the last 15 years, my legs ache daily to the point of insanity along with my lower back. 10 years ago, I had a cat scan & MRI, it showed all my bones were solid white except the T5 vertabre showed black. My doc thought I had cancer, so long story short, cancer was negative. None of the docs had ever seen anything like this. My doc put me through so many tests, so many doctors. Insurance helped, but I still forked over thousands of $$$. At the end, Doc said: “You don’t need pain medicine because you might get addicted”. Needless to say, this caused problems from work to everything else. I changed docs and have been on pills ever since. Doc said there’s nothing they could do unless I want very dangerous spine surgury that would lay me up for about a year. I was a computer programmer back then, making great money, but for the last 2 years, the pain has been so bad that I can’t do much of anything anymore except sit at home with my heating pad wondering what life would be like for a normal person. Now I’m to the point where I can’t take the pain any longer, and they’re going to fix me or send me to a pain clinic because no doctor has believed just how bad I hurt, particularly when I’m active. I saw where a guy on the new York Jets – Dennis Bird had the same kind of thing, but his was a crack in T5, and ended his career I think. But this is so rare and hard to prove, can anyone help me load up with info because I’m going looking for a new doctor and I want to be able to have an answer to him or her when they charge me $100000 for telling me they can’t do anything for me. Thanks!
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