Hi there I'm new to this forum and wondered if anybody has had experience with a pain management programme? I have suffered with worsening back pain over last 10 years. I first had problems when large muscle in my thorasic back went into spasm when I was pregnant with my now 20 year old daughter. Over the years things have deteriorated ,seriously in last 4 years. My diagnosis is I have 2 degenerated discs at bra level(this causes muscle spasm) I also have 1bulging and 1 herniated disc at lumbar level. I get pain and weakness down my left side and left foot often cold.
I am on 40mg bd of Oxycodone, 600mg Gabapentin morning&night and 300mglunchtime,20mg Baclofen 3xday plus regular paracecetamol. I also have 15mls of Oxynorm liquid 4 hourly as required for breakthrough pain.I have had trigger point injections into the muscle which has helped to a degree but am still in an awful lot of pain and have very limited mobility. I have been referred to St Thomases in London for a residential pain management course. I wondered if anyone has been on one of these courses as it sounds like a great idea but also sounds very physically Intensive. My husband is concerned as to how I will be able to manage physically and also pain wise. Wondered if anyone has done one of these courses?