I'm new here but just don't know where to start. I had a microscopic diskectomy L5-S1 done in 3/06. In 2/07 had a Anterior interbody fusion at L5-S1 with LT cages, Infuse and pyramid plate done. I've had tons of tests done and nerve root injections and nothing helped.
L2-3: minimal posterior disc bulge
L3-4 Mild Broad based posterior disc bugle. Central canal and neural foramina adequate
L4-5 Normal height of the disc space. There is a mild broad based posterior disc bulging with a very small focal protrusion just right of the midline. This causes mild indentation along the anterior margin of the thecal sac. Central canal and lateral recesses appear adequate. Facets appear normal. Neural Foramina adequate.
L5-S1: There are findings related to prior left L5 laminotomy. Minor distortation of the thecal sac in this area related to the surgery. Central canal appears to be of good size. There are findings from anterior fusion plate extending from L5 to S1 as well as interbody fusion device. No subluxation. There appears to be mild residual broad based posterior disc bulging with no significant encroachment on the thecal sax or nerve roots identified. Neural foramina adequate.
In 10/08 I had an EMG done for the first time and showed severe nerve damage.
5/14/09: TC Spine: Presents with some tenderness at the mid-thoraic level as well as down in the lumbosacral spine. Sciatic notches are non-tender bilaterally. Lateral flexion of the trunk increases pain slightly in both directions, particulary in extension.
MRI: showing only some benign hemangiomas at T6 and T10. There is some mild disc degeneration at C6-7 with some bulging. No evidence of nerve root compression. Some mild degeneration at C6-7.
A C6-7 disc bulge or protrusion indents the thecal sac without apparent cord contact on axial images.
6/15/09: MRI Cervical Spine without contrast
There is loss of the normal cervical lodosis without spondylolistesis
I have neck pain and crippling back, hip, knee pain. I don't know what else to due!! The doctors just give me pain killers which i hate taking. I'm currenlty on Lyrica and Lunesta to help me sleep. The lyrica isn't helping me at all and i've been on it for over a month.
My next thought is to see a neurologist for help. What do you think.
I don't know what else to do.... any thoughts? Sorry this is so long just looking for advice.