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ho hum

Messaged on here few weeks ago with bad pain and loss of sensation down leg and foot. Had MRI since then to be told by consultant that its all scar tissue from past micro/d and theres nothing more he can do. Injections are apparently no longer an option. This week pain is bad again, from lower back down my leg and into my foot. I just wanted to cry in work today.

I just feel at a complete loss - put up with pain (that Mr Consultant doenst seem to want to take seriously as as far as hes concerned he fixed me 2 years ago!) or take meds that make me feel completely off my head and sick. I feel Im in a no win situation.



  • First of all, I am really sorry about all you have to endure. I am familiar with the numbness and loss of sensation in leg/foot, and know for sure that it is no fun. I am a bit skeptical every time a so-called expert declares that there is nothing else to be done. Well, maybe he is unable to help you, but have you considered others? Ask around, as I discovered once I had my spinal surgery that a lot of people had similar surgeries or problems that led to the surgery, and many of them had seen specialists they can recommend. Also, look on the internet, write in your ZIP/Postal code and even go to a health library and try to find somebody with a good reputation. I am sure there are many knowledgeable specialists out there who could offer you some kind of treatment to help you.

    Good luck, and let us know what happens.

  • *HUGZ* Sorry you are almost crying at work. Been there done that - bites big time! I changed directions in my spine journey by going back to square one! My GP was really upset when my surgeon didn't even have me get a 12 month set of x-rays, nor even an appointment!! This too since most of my symptoms (plus others) have returned! Oh well..

    At any rate, if a doctor (key note: a doctor) tells you there is nothing more to be done, I wouldn't take that as factual "that's it, nothing more." I would see about getting with a neurologist or even an orthopedist who specialize in spine issues, and see what they say. It isn't unheard of to get 3 opinions. You have to be your own advocate now a days! I hope you can find a fresh doctor that can let you some answers. Please keep us posted. *HUGZ*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
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