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Back to periformis injection and now after 8 years maybe its hip issue

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 ,


  • Well in 2007 i was told i needed a C3/C4 C4/C5 fusion and it would stop things getting worse, C5/C6 C6/C7 fusion later,now a mild thoracic scoliosis a compromise at L4/L5 L5/S1 and now a chronic pain suffer. Thay still cant tell me why ever year since 2007 the MIR scan shows up some thing new i am only 39, 36 when it started. Like you thay say this opp will make it better this injection will sort the pain and you try it because you want it too work you want LIFE back to normal well managble. I never herd of periformis syndrome, i know my conpression at the C spine is called spondylotic cervical myelopathy i know i got a narrowing to the right somthing in the lumber area not sure . Best wishes chin up
  • Periformis is the muscle that is in the hip which is near the sciatic nerve in the hip, Some people after back surgery have issues as now either from a fusion or ADR the spine structure changed and can cause more stress to cause the periformis muscle to get tight and choke off the sciatic nerve,
    Which now you can have the same symptoms from the discs pressing on the nerve so often they are not sure as symptoms are pretty much the same,

    But also the si joint having stress put on it can cause inflammation which will result in similar nerve pain, This is why doctors are confused what's the real cause usually, You would think by now there would be better tests to confirm what is the cause as injection is a hit and miss, Emg is not 100 % conclusive either so nothing they have is a 100 % in confirming anyone's pain generated ,

    No wonder so many of us are all screwed up ! You do 1 surgery after another and neither resolved the problem and each surgery leaves scar tissue and ligament damage , By the time they do what was needed you had 6 surgery and you still screwed with all the damage left behind,

    I know you can never give up but sheesh stick a fork in me I am over done ! This last hope of either decompress the periformis muscle to give room to the nerve or hell fuse the si joint at this point hell if I care as long as it works and stops the pain, I am 1 positive person but I have my limits and 8 to 9 years of this soon it will be 10 years with nerve pain this is not living if it can't be resolved !

    Only time you realize how much you suffer is when you finally get a few days of relief as I did with this injection as you feel the energy come back in to your body and you realize how much you can do without pain it's amazing ! I got more work done around the house after injection in 3 days then I get done in 3 years with pain,

    That's the problem with feeling the freedom without pain for short time you want to keep that freedom as you know you well deserve it, When people tell me how much stress they have at work and how they hate there job I just look at them like man shut up !

    When you have no pain and health issues you can control your destiny with work and every aspect of your life as they have no idea pain takes so much out of a persons regular life and we only can control so much with our condition,

    I see so many creating there own problems when no reason for it as they have no idea how easy there life really is as they don't suffer from anything other then stupidity, And those are the same idiots that think we have an easy life because we can't work, I just laugh , God forgive them for they don't know any better " They don't know what they say or do !

    God forgive me if I take my golf club and crush this ignorant lost souls L4L5 to help him see the light through the darkness of evil, In the name of god amen,

    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • tina coylettina coyle Posts: 125
    edited 04/09/2013 - 1:21 PM
    I understand about people saying how much they hate work, what i give to be back in work . I went back part time after my first 2 surgerys but then after my 3 surgery and my medical addvice i was told to give up work i could not cope any more any way being a one parent of a very active 7yrs old boy the pain the lack of mobilty. God knows i tried. Life ok now my son is 13 and i have addapted to most things i have my good days and bad . You seam to have a pretty good out look on things. I hope things get better for you now they no what was causeing the problem. God bless
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