What does it say when heroin and opioid addicts are given better treatment than a person living with chronic pain?!
Now please don’t go thinking I lack compassion and am being cruel honestly it’s not my intention.
But I am sick of hearing about the opioid crisis every day, especially when
they throw chronic pain sufferers in the same category as a junkie!
News Flash ……….Were Not
Or a person that is suffering with cancer. I just don’t understand it.
Yes I understand that their is a problem in this country with some abusing drugs whether prescribed or illegal.
But not everyone falls into that category.
Why are so many Doctors,Pharmacies, Government Officials patient profiling?
We as a society look down on racial profiling, gender profiling but why is it ok to patient profile?!
Thank God I have an excellent family doctor.
Many people in government and now pharmacies don’t make their job any easier.
In fact they make it hard for decent doctors who don’t over prescribe and patients who don’t abuse drugs or who don’t doctor shop.
All the red tape they have.
Now we have government and pharmacies in our doctor patient relationship.
Telling the public that they will now be limited and controlled on how much medication they receive and that their legitimate diagnosed ongoing pain doesn’t matter.
But we care more about addicts & junkies who choose to shoot heroin over and over again. They choose that life !! Chronic pain suffering is not a choice it’s many individuals reality.
Many people myself included suffer from several painful chronic conditions.
NSAIDS don’t do crap for the pain I feel most days . I have tried many of them. And sometimes the pain medication takes the edge off so I can get things done. No one wants to be in pain. My body has less pain so I can then function more.
But I find that taking CuraMed Curcumin helps me more than a rx for an NSAID.
So I limit my own use of rx pain meds.
And most people I know don’t want to have to take a pills to have pain relief.
But we will,when we need to.
NSAIDs will for some It really depends on your pain and your condition or disease.
Some of the conditions I have Osteonecrosis for one is rare. And has been said it’s second in pain to bone cancer.
More on Osteonecrosis below.
I bilateral pars fracture in L5S1
Lumbar spondylolysis this is a condition in the lower back where there is a defect or fracture in the part of the vertebra known as the pars interarticularis. The pars interarticularis, also known as the isthmus, is a segment of bone that connects the facet joints at the back of the spine. It is a small, thin part of the vertebra that has a poor blood supply, which makes it susceptible to stress fractures. No NSAID can help this. A pain pill barely helps but at least it helps somewhat.
Fractures of the pars interarticularis, known as spondylolysis, usually occur at the L5-S1 level,and rarely at L4-L5 or higher. They can occur on one side of the vertebra or on both. Lucky me mine is in both sides L5S1
A pars fracture is also known as a stress fracture, or as spondylolysis. Spondylolisthesis is often the result of spondylolysis. In non-medical terms, this means a stress fracture causes the forward slippage of a vertebral body. The stress fracture occurs through a fragile part of the vertebral bone called the “pars” and is often broken on both sides. The fracture may be the result of a direct trauma, by a focused strain usually from athletic activity, or from a genetic weakness in this area of the bone. This is a thin bone that can break with repeated use; imagine a paperclip that has been bent over and over and finally breaks.
Spondylolysis sometimes causes spondylolisthesis, which it did in my case.
This is when one vertebra slips forward on the vertebra below it.
Symptoms include a deep painful constant ache in the lower back, pain that is worse with movement, and tightness in the hamstrings. If the vertebral slippage is severe, nerve roots can be compressed.
The pars functions as a bony hook and when fractured the posterior support for the vertebrae is broken. It can cause a forward slippage with time. Which mine has about 22 -25 percent.
I also have Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee, also known as Ahlback’s disease is the result of vascular arterial insufficiency to the medial femoral condyle of the knee resulting in necrosis and destruction of bone. It is often unilateral and can be associated with a meniscal tear.
Osteo means Bone Necrosis means
No orthopedic wants to fix it, trust me I have been to more than 5 but less than 10 for their professional opinions
The stem cell procedure is 8 to 10kusd insurance doesn’t cover any part of stem cell injections that can actually help save the bone.
All the orthopedic doctors I seen said to wait until my knee bone crumbles and collapses and then they will saw out the old bone and give me an artificial knee.
I don’t know about you but to that is totally unacceptable!
A TKR Total Knee Replacement and PKR Partial Knee Replacement-cost 30-40,000usd some places more.
Your basically sawing off the patients bone and replacing it with fake parts
Vs using the patients own stem cells to help heal their own body.
For much less money.
It’s a no brainer
And I also have Osteoarthritis NSAIDs will help this but so does my CuraMed Curcumin so I take that instead.
Sometimes called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe.
Although OA occurs in people of all ages, osteoarthritis is most common in people older than 65. Common risk factors include increasing age, obesity, previous joint injury, overuse of the joint, weak thigh muscles, and genes.
•One in two adults will develop symptoms of knee OA during their lives.
•One in four adults will development symptoms of hip OA by age 85.
•One in 12 people 60 years or older have hand OA.
So if you add all these together my bones are jacked.
And yet the government wants me to suffer?
Now I will say
I don’t like pain pills I do need them occasionally it’s nice to know that if I need one or for pain I won’t have to jump through fire to get them.
What pisses me off is that junkies od get free narcan over and over often it takes 2-3 doses to revive them. And yet even faced with death they still don’t learn.
And go right back to it knowing it will either kill them now or later. More free narcan and hey we’ll pay for you to go to rehab as well.
And I can’t get insurance to even pay anything towards stem cell injections, that could possibly get me off disability and back to a career in eye care that I loved.
People in chronic pain want their lives back. We would gladly give up all medication to live and function pain free or even with less pain.
We become so used to our pain being a 5 that in days it’s a 3 we feel fabulous, where you may be on the sofa in pain at a level 3 we’re rejoicing. But pain level 7-8 and beyond are sometimes there also and we are down.
I wish the insurance companies would get on board with stem cell injections and Prp injections it can help so many.
So we can’t get the treatment we want because it’s so expensive and not everyone can afford the injections.
Because there is no payment plan.
For pain I take CuraMed Curcumin 1x a day.
5000 iu vitamin
1000 mg krill oil
Now and then I will take a pain pill.
It’s a blessing when my knee and back don’t hurt. But usually the back always hurts somedays a lot more than others.
I just think it’s a disservice for people with pain , constant legitimate pain to have to suffer.
I see junkies get free narcan,free rehab yet a girl in my bone disease support group who wants to live and us fighting every day to live has to pain for chemo.
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