I went in for my selective nerve root injection today and my NS PA sent the orders for a c8 right only injection. The PM doctor came in examined me, read my notes and changed the order to ESI c7/8 T1/2/3. I was very greatful. The last one was Selective Nerve root C8 Bilateral but he also injected T1 and it helped a lot for 6-7 weeks. The last month has gotten progressively worse. I am not sure if it is from the PT treatment (strain/counter strain) she pushes right into what is the exact spot that she believes is the lead on several muscle spasm that are connected to my ribs and t-spine. She said she thinks I have rib dysfunction (not sure what that means either)... Thinking out loud agian.
When I got out of Spine Center I had a vm from my NS office that they have decided to order the MRI of my T-spine. I think the PM MD called them and gave them a peice of his mind. He has a pretty cool machine so they can take xrays while your moving (like the florascope). I got to see the pictures from the last injections in my file. I didn't get to see todays. I had to go face down and as soon as the needle went in I started screaming so they knocked me out this time. I am a bit worried about the quick order for the MRI. I have been asking for one since the accident, but they were more concerned about my neck so close out of surgery I guess.
I am really starting to think about working more with this PM. I like him a lot. His bed side mannor is not so good but he seems pretty smart. Any way. My upper back is pretty sore. I hope in 4-5 days I feels better. I will schedule my MRI tomorrow and then I will find out what is causing me this pain. Like I told the PM guy. My neck feels great, my low back feels great. My upper back is killing me. I am back to where my world is starting to get smaller. I don't want to take pain meds during the day (I have to work- I can't afford to go on disability). I still haven't found an attorney. I did try one week but wasn't successful. I need to get back on the bus and start looking again.
Anyway that is my update in a nutshell. I could use some "good thoughts" from my spiney brothers and sisters.