Hello Everyone! :H
I'm a Newbie here, but I finally decided to post on a regular topic and hope to get some help. I've been doing a lot of resaerch, and have even found some of things that I've been looking up right here on this message board. Thank goodness! Maybe someone can answer a question I have. First of all, let me tell you a little about my situation. I have had 2 surgery's, 1 laminectomy and one spine fusion both which have failed. I also have nerve damage from it and fibromyalgia. I also have upper back and neck problems doe to scoliosis. I'm 33, female, and am no longer able to work. This has been going on for about 10 years now, except for the upper back problems which I've had since I was a teenager. I've been seeing my pain management doctor for 4 years and I like him but I think he's getting too old and maybe needs to retire. He's always forgetting what is wrong with me, suggested that I lose 80 pounds, which would put me at well below 100pounds, and I'm 5'7". He told me this just the other day. I told him that was way too much and that I would be a stick figure and he told me "that's the point". Here is my big question. I have been wondering about the RF procedure because I have a lot of scar tissue and that causes the most pain, im my opinion. I asked him what he thought of it and he said that he's never heard of it. He also said that if he hasn't heard of it, then it's something that only quacks do, and told me to stay away from it. Is this a real procedure, has anyone had any success with this, and who is right? I really had my hopes up. I haven't had a new MRI in 5 years, so he's ordering a new one now. He says that if it shows that PT would benefit me that he will refer me. Just as all of you, I am miserable and not able to do anything anymore. BTW, my pain management doctor is well into his 70's, is it time to find a new one? I take Oxycontin 80 mil twice a day, lexapro for depression, xanax for anxiety attacks, and phenergan for nausea. I could use all of the input I could get. Please help if you can!