I'm confused. My neurologist explained that I have a boney ridge that is now pressing into the T2 nerve root at the vertebra. I'm guessing this is the spot where the fracture healed but he wouldn't commit to that (doctor cover thy butt).
So he is proposing ESI. From the little I have read so far I don't understand what this will do since it is steroids to reduce swelling. I don't have swelling. I have nerve irritation from it pressing on this boney ridge. I'm guessing it would temporarily relieve the nerve pain by numbing the nerve. But how long does that last and what will all these steroids do to me?
Tomorrow I see the surgeon. Can't wait to see what he says. I've suspected since I found out about the fracture that he is covering up or at least brushing off the effects of this problem. I honestly don't blame him but don't know how to make him believe that. He was the only one who was willing to do this surgery and we knew it was a tight spot to get into.
In my mind I am thinking that another surgery is in my future. Don't want to end up with permanent damage to that nerve.