This is my very 1st post sorry if it's not 100% correct.
I have rotary scolisis, DDD, spina bifida S1 occolta (now they are say mis diagnosis), have left side paraesthesia,I have 6 lower lumar vertabre instead of the standard 5,
L5-S1 & L4-5 Mild spondyylosis
L3-4 mild DDD with high signal intensity vental annual fissure
L1-2 and t12-L1 mild spondylosis with mild endplate irregularities at T12-L1
they've told me that I also have mild herniated and bulging disc's but nothing that would be causing my back so much pain that would warrant the pain that I'm in.
A little more back history, I had a bicylce accident 17 years ago, and had a TBI caused spinal issues as well, and had 3 subdural hematomas.
So now the spinal doctors want to do exploratory facet injections to see if it helps with pain, and if it does then they will do nerve blocks or a fuse my back with surgery, but if it doesnt help, the doctor said then they are at a loss at what to do.
My legs and feet go numb alot after sitting after just a few min, my hips after sitting no matter on what kind of surface hard or soft get sore, I have to reposistion for my back every 10-20 min to try and be comfortable for my back, my hands and neck and arms and legs also go numb and have a creepy crawly feeling to them as well, but the spinal doctors cant figure that out as well, have had many MRI's of the back brain and other than a seizure diagnosis my brain MRI came back clear but my seizure DX came back from a video from my wife not from the MRI.
So now that everything is laid out here's the main concern:
Should I do the facet injections?
Should I be concerned about anything?
I've lived with this pain for 17 years and it's gotten worse every year since my accident now it's to the point where I havent been able to work since last sept (2011) and due to other med issues.
My injections are set up for july 2nd 2012
thoughts concerns please reply