Hi, my name is Melinda and I am new to this whole concept of chat boards. I'm writing because I'm trying to research some issues regarding my husband.
My husband had L4-L5 disc replacement. They found that they couldn't get the artificial disc centered due to an overabundance of nerves in the area. He is now on several forms of morphine to fight the pain and it still doesn't take it away. Add to this that he has cluster headaches which are worse than migraines and he is miserable. We are checking into the neurostimulation therapy, but so far no surgery or injection has worked. He is terrified to try this as everything he has tried so far hasn't worked and has actually increased his pain. We also aren't sure how this stimulation therapy could affect his cluster headaches. He also has oestoarthritis in his sacroiliac joints.
He can't sit, stand nor walk for more than 15 minutes at a time.
Does anyone have an any ideas or know anyone we could ask? We have been to doctors in Fayetteville, AR and Tulsa, OK. Right now, he is seeing a pain specialist.