As you can see by my signature, I had Facet Joint Injections and ESI on August 6, 2009 and did very well up until now. I had to remove my ESI ticker.
The lower back pain caused by bad Facet Joints came back slowly, but is back to pre-injection pain levels. Although the ESI lasted over a month, this week it's back. It's a bit strange because although the pain doesn't travel all the way down to my feet like before, it's range is wider than it was, if that makes sense. It's like before the injection it was a stream down the back of my legs to my feet and now it's a river down the back of my legs to my knees.
The back of my neck is also in pain daily now and of course, the ever present muscle spasms are still my companion.
I'm trying to get the nerve to call my doctor, not because they aren't nice or wouldn't want to know, I'm just not sure if I'm ready to face what's coming yet. I know they mentioned a nerve burn (Rhizotomy, right?), but I don't eactly know what's going to happen.
I'm bummed out.
Can someone tell me what they're experience with a nerve burn has been?
Thanks for listening.