4 weeks ago I had a myelogram which resulted in a blood patch. The myelogram showed my nerves were open and my fusions were healing. In order to control my pain we went in for a epidural steroid injection 2 weeks ago. The night after my injection I ended up in the ER for pain management because the injection had gone wrong somehow (I can't find any rhyme or reason as to why I had that kind of spastic pain afterwards but it was hellish). Doc informed me yesterday that since we are having such a tough time managing my pain with all the meds I am on now as well as the PT that he want to do a hardware injection to see if the hardware is the culprit. I know how all that goes. My main concern is- if the hardware injection shows that the hardware ISN'T what's causing my pain, what next? He says an EMG but I've had one of those and found it to be extremely inconclusive & painful. I hurt a LOT. I'm 6 months post op. My doc hints that I should be so much more healed now and I feel as though I am an inconvenience to him now. I worry about chronic pain issues as well as this ridiculous numb/tingling pain in my foot-- will IT ever go away? Anyone know what next? Anyone with any words of wisdom?