I'm back again! It feels like its been forever that i've had back problems.I've been doing therapy for the last few months trying to stabilize my spine,however i'm just getting worse.
I've gone way up on my pain medications,i'm maxed out and can't get any higher on what i'm taking and am still having pain issues. I'm waiting to get into a pain clinic. The last three or four weeks i've started having problems with the way i'm walking.My right leg has started turning inward when i walk and it twists so much that i have muscle strain up and down my legs.My therapist wrote a letter to my doctor explaining that she was concerned about my walking ,leg pain and muscle weakness and said that she was worried that if i put off seeing a neurologist that i may end up with nerve damage. At this time my neurologist has closed down her clinic for medical reasons. I saw my doctor on tues. of this week and she asked me to walk for her out the room and down to her office and back. She tested my muscles and reflexes. I told her that my neurosurgeon had given me a name of a neurologist if she thought that it was a neurological problem that i had the name of another neurologist she could send me to. She sent me for an x-ray on my hip and leg to make sure that there wasn't anything going on with the joint first and she also sent a referral for me to see this neurologist out of town.She said that if this neurologist thinks its necessary he can refer me back to my surgeon. Everyone i know is happy that this has all happened but i just feel so sick about it. I know that its for the best but it just makes me feel so sick thinking that i may need another surgery. :< :sick: