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Call from PM and confused about what is going on

ellineellin Posts: 188
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
I have an appt. with mayo on the 17th of april for the process to begin getting a spinal cord stim. My Pm Dr's office called and said the Dr. can do another RF procdure and may also want to do a cortisone injection in the coxy area. I do have a appt. with him Mon. to go over this but I am confused. I had a RF done on my lower back 3 levels 7 months ago did me real good and than back in pain and had another one done on the 13th of last month and did nothing I feel he did not hit the right nerve because I would not have this pain. The MA said their are lots of nerves in one spot so she will see if the Dr. will do another rf providing the ins will pay. UHH?? My ins. is good and has no cap on any medical nessary procdures so the phone call today this other MA says well you have the appt. with the Dr. Monday of course that cost me my copay of $50 She says well maybe the Dr. will not do another RF but do a cortisone injection. Is this like all the other injections I have got?? I am confused. All I know is that this RF did not work this time and if it did I would not be in this 10 plus pain. I guess I am needing to vent and also so confused. Please reply


  • Oh I must say that from my first RF that held for months when I called back in pain the MA said the Dr. said he can not do anything else for me but he can do the rf again but, i will have to wait until the 6 month period hits. So, now he says he will do it and it is only a little over a month??? THey know I am going to mayo because I had them fax all my record over. Do you think that they just want me in the office to get another visit to bill me and my ins.?? I know that seems not good thinking but, can't help it. I was really upset with this office staff due to all this pain and told them if the Dr. can't do anything for me than why come in and pay more money. I will just go elsewhere. Mind you he is limited to doing only certain things does not give meds which has been ok all this time until now. I am just confused. Guess I will see on Mon. what he has up his sleve. I will be really pissed if he tells me well their is nothing left for me to do and I see you are going to mayo for the spinal cord stim. That would be the icing on the cake.
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