Hello, I am 24 years old and I have scoliosis. I had surgery in 2003 fusion with Herrington Rods T1-L2, post operative pain ever since. Now I have arthritis in the parts that aren't fused, and possible sciatica with pain in my legs and feet. My legs and feet feel like they are on fire after only 15 minutes of standing or walking. I'm priviliged enough that I can sit up to 30 mins without adjusting my posture. My feet feel like giant blisters when I get out of bed in the morning. It hurts to sit up straight or to slouch. To sum it up, it basically hurts to live a normal life.
At first the doctors told me the pain was all in my head because they couldn't find anything on the myriad of images. Now I'm being passified with injections. I have had numerous nerve blocks and trigger point injections, facet injections, epidurals, accupuncture, massages, TENS, PT, painkillers and muscle relaxers, nerve pills, etc. You name it, I've probably done it or taken it. The sad thing is I am a yoga instructor and teach body awareness when I can hardly keep my own pain under control.
I'm stressed if you can't tell. I'm having Radiofrequency Ablation in the morning. But I will tell all if it was worth it or not.
Not looking forward to it. I'm so tired of the temporary fixes, I want something permanent to get rid of my pain. But looking at all of these posts it doesn't look like there's anything out on the market just yet.
I'm really trying to stay optimistic but it's getting pretty heavy. Anybody got a good joke? Is anyone else in the same boat?