2 surgeries in 6 mo. now dr. says pain pump or stim. Why did this happen?
My husband had laminectomy in Jan and again in July w/stenosis clean-up. After both surgeries he felt back pain relief for a short period time, and then it started up again. The first time he actually got off of his fentanyl pain patch after several months. It was rough going. After the second surgery he started to have pain again 2 1/2 months after and never did get off the patch. He's in extreme pain and taking 150 mcc of patch. He said he was walking one day and it felt like someone came from behind and hit him in the back with a baseball bat. Now the neurosurgeron says he will need a pain pump or stimulator for pain. Nothing more can be done. Could the doctor have caused this or what? I don't understand why he had relief for several months and then excruciating pain in the back and pain and numbness in the leg. The numbness in the leg went away after the first surgery but never went away after the second surgery.
We are at such a loss. He can barely go to work each day.