I have just had my 3rd Epidural injection. I have had severe
pain in my leg for the past week 24/7. This has been an ongoing problem for almost 2 years. I have always had back
problems but after a bad fall a year ago this past July it
really started to escalate. I initial went for a pelvic and
spine Xray and they saw nothing. Then I went for physical
therapy for a couple of months and it actuall got worse.
I would wake up with pain in my leg so bad I thought it was
going to explode or something. I ended up going to an Orthopedic guy who though it was a hernitated disk. He sent me for an MRI which said I had moderate Spinal Stenosis,bulging disks,scoliois etc. Then he sent me to A spine and
sports doctor I think they call it a Physist for pain managment. She put me on Neurontin which helped for awhile but then stopped helping. Since then
I have been to another type of doctor who specializes Ostophatic medicine focusing on maniputalive medication.
Some Chiropractic work too. He put me on Oral steroids,lyrica,and a couple of other things which either gave me nightmares or didn't work.It was a waste of time. I went back to the Spine and Sports
doctor. She then advised me to have my first Epidural last
October whick worked wonders for a couple of months. I then
had another one in February which didn't seem to work as well
but did help some. After that I went for therapy for a month
or two. THey did the Graston technique and some other therapys but I am done with that because my insurance only
allows so much. So now I went back for 3rd Epidural and am
hoping for some relieve. In the meantime I have problems with my feet (bunion) on one foot and need a joint replacement on the other and have planter facietest.
I have had Cortisone shots in all 3 which have helped some.
Plus I have arthritis in my knee and have had 3 synvisc injections for that. But I feel from what I have read
that my knee and foot problems are probably somewhat realted
to my other problems. I don't know what to do from here.
I have never been to a Neurologist but think maybe that would be my next step.Any suggestions
Thanks for listening.