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Hi, I'm new to this forum, so I thought that I would introduce my self. I am 53 years old and have had chronic pain since a work accident in 2007,initially I hurt my lower back, in fact 2 of my discs burst,causing neuron at his nerve damage, I suffer from sciatica all the time,in varying degrees of pain,I have constant lower back pain, I have recently been diagnosed with Cervical stenosis. I take various painkillers, I work part time in a hospital. I am married..sometimes depressed with the pain but overall OK.

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Welcome on board Hunter196

Have you ever been referred to a Pain Clinic?

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Welcome!

I think you are very brave.

Still working - that is such an achievement.

Do you have any children?

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I have 2 older children,still living at home.

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I feel for you and i understand fully where you are coming from.I hope you can find the same relief i did,im seeing alot on these sites and i feel for these people.Makes me feel so fortunate that my surgery was so successful.All the best stay strong.

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Welcome to the site. Have you tried Gabapentin (Neurontin) or pregabalin (Lyrica) the pain? Both work on sciatica.

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I take 900mg a day of gabapentin,its pk for the nerve pain,but I feel that a higher dose is needed some days.

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Go see your doc. Just tell him you are in pain. He should up your meds to see if it works. You can go to a max of 3600mg per day of Gabapentin. I was on 2400mg until I saw a nerve specialist recently who told me I could try a higher dose. So I spoke to my docs and I have gone up to 3000 mg a day. I thinks they are starting to kick in.

Also get your doc to refer you to a pain clinic. They really are great surgeons there who can get things done.

as for work, well every time you feel pain you are re-damaging your nerves. You may have to consider giving up work until damage is repaired. It's a long term thing I'm afraid.

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Hi

Thanks for your reply,I have had chronic pain since 2007 so I know that its a long haul,just sick of it to be honest,I do get good days but the bad days are getting worse,as for work I need to keep going as long as possible just for my sanity.

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