I hope you are enjoying the holidays and getting all our shopping done despite our pain!!
I have posted several times before about my on going pain since my laminectomy and discectomy at L5-S1 in July, I don't write to often but I do enjoy reading your posts and I know you can all be so helpful so here I am again just looking for some friendly advice.
Before my surgery for my large herniation all my problems were down my right side, since surgery all of that went away but I got new pain down my left side, well over the past 5 months I have had another MRI, which showed nothing but scar tissue and I have had 2 more steroid injections, meds and Lyrica, nothing has worked, my pain continues to get worse in my low back, mainly on the left along with left sided leg pain, heel pain, sole of the foot pain and weakness in my left leg.
I went for a discogram yesterday, I was terrified, spent half the day in the hospital, and I was unsure when to tell him I had pain etc, so i felt I did it all wrong!! It was painful but not the usual pain I feel and nothing excruciating so he told me it was negative, my surgery is healing well and a fusion will not be rquired as he thought going in thats what my problem was but this test showed no problems with my disks.
I have been in complete agony since the test yesterday, I couldn't even go to work today, but now what? The tests don't show anything wrong and now the discogram was negative, how can my surgeon possibly help with the pain I am having when it doesn't show up anywhere, I know he is trying to help me but I can understand if he gives up on me, but this pain is hard to live with, the surgeon mentioned to my husband that he wants to do a myleogram next, anyone able to tell me about that test and how it might help me, can anyone advise me what to do when you just can't find the source of your pain, and why is it happening when my nerves don't seem to be impinged, just looking for some advice or if anyone else has had negative discogram results and what the next steps might be, I have a follow up appointment on the 23rd dec, thanks to anyone who reads my long whiny post, god bless.