Sorry I've been off forum for a while. I've been self absorbed with my rough and difficult recovery from my ALIF, its now been 6 months! My recovery has been riddled with complications thank God mostly minor, but so many back to back. I've barely had time to recoup! My body & spirit have been weakened to levels I never imagined existed.
my fusion did not "FIX ME" my NS dropped my case @ 4.5 months. By the grace of God I found another surgeon to follow my case.
Over the past 2 months I've underwent 3 epidurals, 2 caduals and 1 ESI, with min relief, these were administered by my PM doc. My new NS has scheduled me for SNRB at fusion level site L4/5 bilaterally. I had myelogram done which shows significant bone spurring. Ns says SNRB will be both diagnostic & theraputic. We are hoping to avoid decompression surgery to correct this. (Obviously the anterior approach did NOT address the osteophytes in the back of my spine, which has left me with residual leg & back pain.)
My question to you all, have any of you had any relief from these types of blocks? I'm confused from what I've researched these only provide a few hours of relief. I hope someone may have had experience good or bad that they can share.
I desperately want to return to work and I'm banking on this procedure to provide me enough relief to be able to SIT at my office job. My employer has been gracious anticipate my return. I have serious issues sitting! Due to sciatica.
On another note I've know developed serious c spine issues, which I will post in another thread.
Your comments, suggestions and advice is much appreciated.
God's bless you all and I wish you all pain free days & restful nights.