About 18 years ago, I had a wooden garage door missing the springs fall on my head. It fell in the middle of the top of my head and caused me to buckle down. Luckily, I did not loose consciousness. However as the years have gone on, I have had my neck and back get progressively worse. In 2007 I had a fusion at c5-6 and 6-7. It is better but I still have numbness and tingling everyday. My issue now is the lower back. I had a CT Myelogram which showed arthritis at two levels and bulging disks at two levels. They are L3,4,5 and S1. Since November of 2012, I have had excruciating pain in my lower back and hip.I have had epidurals and nerve blocks at all levels. I still do have pain down the back of my right leg and right hip as well. Nothing seems to work. I went to a surgeon today and he seems to think that scraping the arthritis at s1 will help me. I feel like I m not very good at describing my pain. And I am afraid that this surgery will not help the root cause of the pain. Also, I have lost feeling in the right leg when I try to walk upstairs. I am about ready to give up. So tired of not being able to do much of anything. Does anyone have any ideas? I am so ready to just end it all by doing something drastic.
Ellen a Benton