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I have been hurting for years and it seems like no one believes me. I have had 3 back surgeries and now trying to get in to see a new dr due to mine has retired in the last MRI he took I had 2 buldging disc and I think one or both has blown but no one seems to believe me my family and new drs

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    There is a lot of info your leaving out. Like if you have 3 bulging disks after 3 surgeries why didn't they get fixed? What doctor left? Was it the nurologist that did the 3 surgeries? There has to have been other doctors you were under the care of during this time. Please give more info so we can help.

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      I had 3 herniated discs had surgery on them they are fixed. My back dr is now retired and the last time I seen him I had 2 bulging disc. I stay in constant pain was sent to pain clinic but pain meds are not working. I think the bulged disc has herniated. But no one believes me when I say I'm in pain all the time. I'm in the process of trying to get a new back dr now.

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      Hi amkoffee I have bin stuffing with a bad back for over four years I've bin told I've got sever neve damage in my spine and my disk is prolaspes to get to that disk they have to saw so much of my ribs to get to it but because I've got neve damage they can't do it I am in so much pain and discomfort I am on so much pain killer I've had a back brass fitted I've also had quite a few treatments and nothing is working I am only 35 I have three kids I feel like a old woman and a useless mum please is there anyone that can help I've got all my paper work from all the doctors and consul tons I've seen and all my scans and X-rays please can anyone help , xx

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      I have read your last post I live in Kentucky and yes I take opiates but they are only 7.5 they will not increase them. I feel no relieve from them. I'm only 43 and have been fighting the back problem for over 10 years. It has gotten so back I cannot work anymore. And they have not approved ky disability yet either. I don't really know what to do next because the pain is unbearable I have asked them to increase my meds and if I go to the er they don't want to give me anything there because I'm already on pain med

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      Hi Tonya I live in the UK I no in the USA not sure u can get them where u are there is a very good pain killer called fentanyl patches u just stick them on your baldy for 72 hours and then after 72 hours u just change it they are very good I am on the plus eu can take tramdol oral morphine and most of all the other pain killers which help plus the patches come in 25 mg 50mg75mg or a 100mg that's what I am on 100 mg can u ask your GP to see if u can get them . Please let me no thank u chan . 

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    Okay then I think I understand your situation a little better now. So you had the 3 herniated discs fixed with the three surgeries but now you have two bulging discs which you think have now herniated. And your doctor that you had for the prior surgeries has retired and you're in a quest for a new doctor. Are you wanting another surgery or are you wanting something to control your pain? I ask that because I think what you need to do at this point is look into getting a better pain management doctor, one that actually believes in your pain. They are very few and far between. Particularly if you are in the US. Are you on opiates now? I don't know if you are aware of the push for doctors to get their patients off of opiates since March 2016 the CDC put out guidelines to GP doctors about prescribing opiates and it has scared off most doctors and they don't want to prescribe opiates any more to their patients. You may need to ask for another MRI to prove the point you're trying to make. And it does not have to be a surgeon to order that for you. A pain management doctor can do it for you as well. You can even get that from your GP. If you're not getting good pain control this is something you need to take up with your doctor and keep on your doctor or keep looking for a doctor who will listen to you. There are other options you can use then opiates that may help with your pain control.

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      If they have herniated I want them fixed and I want my pain in control. I have asked my pain specialist to up the dosage or change my pain meds but they won't. I know I need a new MRI to check to see if they have herniated but to get a dr to order one is like pulling eye teeth. That's why I say no one believes me when I say I'm still in a lot of pain. I have no life cause I can't do anything. It takes me 2 hours just to do my dishes cause of all the breaks I have to take

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    Tonya  you know you've had a lot of surgeries already. If every one of them has been successful you are a very lucky person. There is a high percentage of people out there who have failed surgery. In fact if I had been a candadate for surgery I would not have had it simply because of the dangers. And just because you are in greater pain does not mean that those two disks have hernated. It may be that you have developed arthritis which can't be fixed or that you have grown accustomed to dosage your on and you need a higher dose. Which I understand your doctors will not give you.

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