It's very sad that in this day and age even doctors can't agree on anything when it comes to some spine problems,
For 8 years after my ADR surgery that caused this nerve sciatic pain going down the left leg I always said dr you sure it's not from my hip as it feels its coming from there ? Is it possible nerve now has pressure on it in the hip as I can't put pressure on it,
No no Alex trust me I am a Doctor I recommend we fuse your l4l5 with the artificial disc in and see what happens,
I should of known better any time they say let's see what happens ! I should of said dr let's fuse your ass and see what happens !
I know what happens ! You get paid either way don't mater if surgery helps or not, If surgery makes things worse no big deal ! You can always go back to your pain doctor for life because he needs to get paid also ! After all this is a business,
If you get tierd of paying your pain doctor you can always come back and pay me and I will remove the fusion hardware !
Once you pay me then I can send you back to the pain clinic to pay him for injections and visits and meds for life,
Are you sure nothing can be done doctor to fix this and stop the nerve pain and look at other then the L4L5 and maybe consider nerve trapped in the hip from the surgery ? No Alex sorry !
Well how great is that ! Funny how it takes almost 9 years and now it's possible as I am told that maybe this is a hip issue involving the periformis which most doctors don't all believe in ! Now how the heck is it possible some know about it and some doctors simply ignore it ! How hard can it be to look at both and consider both to be a major factor after a failed back surgery ?
To do another spine surgery without even considering ruling out 100% it's not another cause such as periformis is simply an insult on top of injury,
My dad always said dont trust any doctor ! I thought my dad was maybe crazy but he was not crazy at all ! He was a 100 % correct !
He been in this world way before me and seen his share of people going to doctors and often ending up worse then when they went in, This is simply reality but sad thing is when you are hurting you take any surgery they offer because your guard is down and you expect every doctor out there to know there job as you put your life in there hands and expect no harm and hold the doctor at much higher standard to do only what is needed for better quality of life !
How often we hear well doctors are only human ! Well I don't agree with that !
Doctor is not just human they are trained specialists in there medical field and we don't put our life in the hands of any just human !
If we are willing to lower our standards for our own medical care ,who sets the bar and standards for doctors if we don't !
When you see often the doctors can't agree on the same thing says it all !
That means they have no frickin idea in our language ,
Most failed back surgery is do to wrong surgery being done ! Or surgery that was not needed,
Doctors never want to say this , After all how would that sound doctor doing surgery that was not needed !
That would be like 1 lawyer testifying against another lawyer ! Not going to happen,
Only lawyers and doctors do this I guess,
Construction workers don't act that way ! If 1 guy screwed something up 10 guys be telling on him and beating his ass,
Then the screw up would have to bring the beer for the crew for a week !
Ok we'll sorry for the long post but just checking in as I been gone for a while and injection helped me get some work done so now back to a new doctor to see if periformis release is in my near future or not and see what trouble I can stir up with his nurses , Nurse on the phone never even heard of periformis syndrome and asked me to spell it !
So I did ! B L O N D E ! She said ok thank you and see you may 15 th , I can't wait for this rodeo !
Git-er-done. Ps; Hope everyone is making progress in there recovery or doing better in there dealings with there pain , Best wishes,
Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
2012 scs implant ,