Hi I'm Lauralee and I'm 26yrs old. I have been on crutches for nearly 4 years now as I cannot walk without them. I finally got diagnosed about 2yrs ago by a Rheumatologist after being sent here there and everywhere. I tried the Humira and Etanercept injections with no joy to the chronic pain I suffer every day. I was told by the Rheumatologist that there was nothing else they can do and was referred to an Orthopaedic. He suggested another corticosteroid injection which helped my pain about 40% for a week then all the pain come back, I saw him on Tuesday and I can't have radiofrequency because it will not work and may make the pain worse. He is going to refer me to a Pain Management Clinic, half a day, once a week for 6 weeks to see specialists that specialize in chronic pain. I just don't understand how talking to someone for a few hours can help with my pain?
Has anyone got any advice about what to expect when I start this programme and has it helped anyone?