My name is Kim and I am 29 years old. I injured my back in October, and it was discovered that I have several disc herniations and moderate degenerative disc disease. I've done mostly everything, from PT to epidural injections to facet blocks to yoga to medication to ice packs to heat to TENS unit, etc. The only thing I haven't done is seen a chiropractor because my insurance does not cover it. I am a registered nurse and am currently out of work due to my condition, as I have been unable to find desk work.
I am now under the care of a neurosurgeon who is talking about possible surgery, but I'm extremely leary of this option. I have an appt next tuesday to discuss this with him, but first he wants me to have a CT myelogram. Can anyone tell me what this is like? I'm very nervous because I have terrible memories of the epidural injection/facet block and how uncomfortable they were.