I am a new member. Three years ago I had to have Cervical Fusion done to C-4 through C-7. I am seen at a Pain Clinic for Chronic Pain, I have a Spinal Cord Simulator since 2002 for my failed Lumbar Fusion and for the last 6-12 months I have been having horrible pain in my neck. I went through Radio-frequency Ablation on both sides witch made no difference when it came to the pain in my neck.
To make a long story short, I need a Mylegram and I am extremely fearful of needles and procedures of any kind. I have been through alot with my back & neck. The last one I got a Spinal Headache on Friday & had to wait until Monday to get the blood patch done. The ER wouldn't touch me because of my SCS.
If any one has any suggestions or advice for me; knowledge is power. I would greatly appreciate it. I live in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and would be willing to have my Husband take me where ever necessary.
With my 1st Cervical Fusion, I had no pain. I was told the disks would squeeze on my spinal cord and this cause me to collapse. And when I did, I had no warning whatsoever and people would look at me like I was drunk or a druggie. I don't drink or do drugs, except my prescriptions from my Doctors. The Dr. who did the surgery said I had to have the surgery ASAP, or if I collapsed again I had a chance of bruising my spine and that could cause me to be a quadrapalegic.