Ive currently been dealing with a lot. Started off with pelvic pain which transferred into severe lower back pain. I have sever degeneration, arthritis in my facets, and a synovial cyst on my facets. I have been on pain meds for over a year and the ones ive been on are now only lasting a couple hours of taking just the edge off. Im in constant pain barely walk, cant sit straight, always leaning. I dont get any more than 3 to 5 hours of sleep. I cant lay on my back due to pressure. So i have a discogram coming up and they say if the pain they induce from the disc injections will either not be painful or be the same pain as im dealing with in a daily basis. My question is, what if the pain is more than what i deal with in a daily basis? Does this mean the disc is bad or does it lead to something else that may be wrong? Ive done everything they have asked, therapy, several different injections, im at my wits end dealing with pain for almost 2 years. My doc says if its positive they will most likely do surgery on my lower back if its negative they will look into a stimulator that is implanted and can "possibly" help with the pain. I know the discogram will hurt as i do not do well with pain but i need answers.......
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