I was injured two years ago during a riot at work. I have gone through every test possible and the most that the docs can come up with is the fact that I have two bulges and nerve damage in my lower leg. Because of the fact that the dics are only bulging, I have no surgical options. When I read the posts on here, I wonder why I am in so much pain when everyone else seems to have conditions which make mine look silly to even write about.
So yesterday I have no idea what was happening other than I couldnt tolerate the pain. My girlfriend litterly drug my butt to the ER (I knew what they would do and didnt want to waste my time) for an evaluation. The evaluation consisted of "you are in pain? ok let me get you something for that" and I went home an hour later full of meds.
I have tried everything from chiro, water therapy, traction, epidurals, meds, and even bought the inversion table which everyone swears about. I have requested acupuncture but since I am a federal workmans comp case getting approval is as easy as pie
Where do I go next? My only doc working this case now is a pain management doc. His only thoughts are to try the neuro stimulator. My thoughts are that it MIGHT help with the pain but not the cause. BTW I guess I should tell you that I have LBP, and severe sciatica which causes the leg to paralyze.
Since the US is determined not to allow studies on treatment of nerve damage, I have thought of looking outside of the country. Has anyone else tried something that I am missing? I am willing to try ANYTHING at this point. My life consists of living in bed on this computer and popping pills. Please let me know if you have any ideas as I am open to all suggestions.
Thank you for taking the time to read my venting