I am so frustrated!!!! As many of you know for years I had been going for nerve burns injections PT massage therapy doing tens at home ice heat on it goes with pain meds. I went to see 3 nurosurgons who do backs and necks.
I was told by one to get a spinal cord stimulator. The other two surgons said that would have never worked. The 2 both said I need to have a 3level fusion in my L345 and a 3 level fusion for my neck. OK Im ready I think??? I am done with this PAIN!!!!!!! I have lost my life.
I went with this one nurosurgon and he told me their is one more thing to do for my back on and that was a rhizotomy which is where he makes about a 1/2inch incsion in each area and goes in with a scope and can see the nerves and he cuts the nerve.
I had the rhizotomy done to the L34 5 both sides and than the s1 I am in the same pain now if not worse.
I went for my follow up and he did not even know what he did he had to ask his MA what is she here for. I felt terrible. Than I find out talking with the MA that he did the one nerve again. I had 2 surgeries one time the L345 and secound time it was to be only the s1 but paper wk said L5 s1 I told the MA what is going on and she looked at me like I dont know what or why he did this again.
Well, Dr. comes in and I tell him of my pain I say well guess this did not work and Im going to than have the fusion. He than says to my disbelief NO I think the pain is muscle. I was PISSED!!!!!!!!! told me to do strecthing and massage therapy. I said is it possible the nerves giving me the problem were not cut and he says no.
I would think if the right nerves were cut than I should not have any pain. Am I right?????????? Oh my
Well, now I have been going for massage doing the exercise and taking my pain meds more than ever. I did tho have a fall and told him and he did not care. WHAT please can I do now?? I am so fustraded. I really cant take this pain and way of life. Please help