What happens next if nerve blocks dont work?
I had a 2nd set of facet nerve blocks today to determine if im a candidate for a facet rhizotomy. I was hoping this would work today and I was looking forward to 100% pain relief; but I had no luck. I have also had cortizone injections at l5-s1 disk and facets. I was told I have to go talk to my ortho and discuss other options?
I hope surgery is not the next option because I will go until I cant walk before I consider that..... so many bad stories of failed back surgery.
L3-4: Mild bilateral facet arthroses.
L4-5: Mild desiccation and disc bulge. Mild bilateral facet arthroses.
L5-S1: Mild disc space narrowing and desiccation with a left central disc extrusion which extends dorsally up to 4mm. There is mild retrolisthesis of L5 on S1 of 2mm. There is mild ventral indentation on the dural sac and left S1 nerve root. There is no foraminal narrowing. Mild bilateral facet arthroses.