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Hello I’m flower, I’ve had severe chronic low back pain for some time now. It started in 2007. I’ve tried quite a few things epidural needles and oxycodone. Unfortunately the needles did not work and the medication is like a Band-Aid it does help but the pain is still there. I am currently waiting to have an intercept procedure. Has anyone ever had that procedure or have you heard of it.? I am also wondering if someone could suggest a medication that is better than what I’ve been taking. Oh I should tell you the intercept procedure has been denied by my insurance company. I have since then left that insurance company hoping that my current insurance company would OK the procedure, but until then Iim still trying to figure out how I’m going to get rid of the severe irritating pain. At this time I’m willing to accept anything that might help.

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    • KitKat1450

      722d

      Medication that works for me is tramadol- takes edge off enough for me to function and be productive. But heard make some people sleepy. I love it but can only take small dose so my doctor will keep prescribing it. Stronger pain killers don’t have much effect for me and make me feel a little too spacey. Steroid injections make me feel awful and surgery isn’t an option so im about to get an ablation- reduce pain in area for about a year. I looked up intercept procedure and it looks similar to an ablation. I know a few ppl ablation has worked well for. Another doc told me about VIA disc injection- inject nucleus from human cadaver of disc to help regenerate. If those don’t work I’ve been told I can try a spinal cord stimulator. As far as medications I would suggest trying to figure out if the pain is causing any of your neurotransmitter levels to be off. That can really effect pain perception.

    • KitKat1450

      722d

      Medication that works for me is tramadol- takes edge off enough for me to function and be productive. But heard make some people sleepy. I love it but can only take small dose so my doctor will keep prescribing it. Stronger pain killers don’t have much effect for me and make me feel a little too spacey. Steroid injections make me feel awful and surgery isn’t an option so im about to get an ablation- reduce pain in area for about a year. I looked up intercept procedure and it looks similar to an ablation. I know a few ppl ablation has worked well for. Another doc told me about VIA disc injection- inject nucleus from human cadaver of disc to help regenerate. If those don’t work I’ve been told I can try a spinal cord stimulator. As far as medications I would suggest trying to figure out if the pain is causing any of your neurotransmitter levels to be off. That can really effect pain perception.

    • JLAA

      723d

      Your welcome ❤️

    • JLAA

      723d

      I also have 7 issues with my back I bought a TENS UNIT.....BEST THING I EVER DID,, Also try rubbing tea tree oil on your back it's a natural anti-inflammatory

      • Memory

        723d

        @JLAA Thanks for the information, I also have a Tens unit. In the beginning it did help, but not so much now. I will definitely try the tea tree oil. Thanks a lot for the information.

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