Hi, I'm actually writing on my husband's behalf. He has had chronic back pain for several years now. He's been to doctor after doctor with nothing but pain meds handed to him. He's had the rhizotomy burn done that helped some with his lower/chronic back pain. It only lasted a few months. He's had other back injections that don't seem to help. He's frustrated and depressed. He doesn't do any of the activities he loves to do like camping, hiking, fishing, and yes our love making has even been effected by this. For fear of his back going out.
He's in constent pain/discomfort. His specialist doesn't seem to know what's causing his pain they can't seem to find anything wrong with it. He went for a second opinion yesterday on his back and left frustrated and basically at his wits end. The doctor did suggest another MRI which is good because it's been a couple of years since he's had one. He is so concerned that they aren't going to find anything wrong with his back. He doesn't feel like anyone is taking him seriously. They talked briefly about surgery and was basically told that if nothing was seen on the MRI to continue on with the pain management. He doesn't want to do that. He wants answers and he wants reliefe. I want to help him cause I know how frustrating it can be, not knowing what's wrong and whats causing the pain. I went through that before I was diagnoised with Fibromyalgia.
I still think he needs to see a neurologist. I guess we'll start with the MRI and before we go any further I might suggest that. He has an Oh well attitude about the whole thing and I told him he can't think like that. I don't know how to help him or what to do next. I just know that in the last couple of years because of his back pain I've seen a change in him. We left the office yesterday really no further than we are now other than getting an MRI done. I've mentioned setting up a massage for him and for some reason he doesn't seem interested in that. I guess he's afraid it will do more harm than good right now.
What are our options. I hate seeing him miserable and being passed around like this. Are we going in the right direction with this or are we being passed through the system with no beneficial help?