I have had 3x major ops since 2007,
PLIF + dynesys
TLIF + fixed rods
revision for slipped cage
I am 7 months post last surgery with steadily increasing pain. I am now on double the dose of pain killers i took before my second fusion!
My mobility is getting worse. I am so unsteady. The unsteadiness first came about after surgery number 2 when the interbody cage was later found to have crushed L4/L5 and this was unfound for 6 months, despite my numb leg and ongoing pain.
I recently had an ESI and a nerve block and although they never worked pain wise, my gait improved.
Anyone know why??
What can this mean??
I am off to a new clinic on Monday. I have waited nearly a year to be given lyrica (to see if it helps, delayed due to funding!!) and have been referred to world renowned Spinal Injuries Rehab unit BUT as yet heard nothing.
My pain is "UGLY" I take something every 2 hours now, using a pill box and noted to make sure I don't OD. It is like i am taking sweets, nothing helps. If I leave the pills, I can't move. Literally. I use heat pads.
Any help, suggestions would be lovely. Especially as to the wobble. That's just plain weird.
Thanks in advance.
I am so fed up!