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    It blows. Yeah, I was thinking if your arms are getting numb, it sounds like something is going on higher up. Unless there's nerve impingement at the peripheral level because of how you're sleeping? Another MRI or x-ray sounds like a good idea. A doctor mentioned mild issues in my neck but so far I don't have pain up there, just occasional clicking sounds when I rotate my head. I had physical therapy. The first couple of sessions were helpful because they showed me new exercises that I hadn't tried before. I had a spinal steroid injection which didn't help. The thing that helped the most so far has been stretches and I want to avoid surgery if possible. If you have tight shoulder muscles, definitely bring that up with your PT if you get hooked up with one.
    Did the injection hurt? They recommended that as well, but I'm not sure if I want it. Lol.

    I've been doing calisthenics exercises (L sets, leg lifts, hollow bodies), but even those don't really help. I'm pretty sure my back is just too fucked up at this point. I'd be down for surgery if it helped. I'm so sick of pain. I wish I had money so I could fly to Panama and get stem cell injections. I heard good things about it.
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    Did the injection hurt? They recommended that as well, but I'm not sure if I want it. Lol.

    I've been doing calisthenics exercises (L sets, leg lifts, hollow bodies), but even those don't really help. I'm pretty sure my back is just too fucked up at this point. I'd be down for surgery if it helped. I'm so sick of pain. I wish I had money so I could fly to Panama and get stem cell injections. I heard good things about it.
    The pain wasn't bad. It happens quickly and a local anesthetic was used. It was actually more uncomfortable afterward because I felt pressure when the anesthetic wore off. That clinic was horrible though, patients were processed quickly like at a meat factory. He may have not injected in the right spot as he did it by the naked eye instead of this:

    "With the aid of an x-ray fluoroscope, the doctor directs a hollow needle through the skin and between the bony vertebrae into the epidural space. Fluoroscopy allows the doctor to watch the needle in real-time on the x-ray monitor, ensuring that the needle goes to the desired location. Some discomfort occurs, but patients more commonly feel pressure than pain."

    So that may be why it didn't help me much.

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    Yeah, that sounds shady. I watched a video on how the procedure is done a while back and the area seems very specific. I seriously doubt it could be accurately found by hand. That's pretty crazy! Stuff like that is what scares me about surgery. I guess that's the medical industry for you. =/ But hey, at least we have it better than when bloodletting and the like was the norm.
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    I wished I had done research before I agreed to it. He offered it at my first appt with him and I just went along with it. Duh. Well, you know better, so it could go much better for you. Back surgery I heard is hit and miss so I'm wary of going there.

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