Hi All, hoping for some advice or maybe reassurance not sure which!!!!!
Nerve Root block and Facet joint injections 2010
L4/L5, L5/S1 Multi level spinal fusion with instramentation and disc replacement and nerve decompression. 2011
Revision surgery 2011 where had spinal fluid leak and put on bedrest for month.
Had back pain but managable with pain meds since. Had swelling above fusion site in March this year and mri in april showed that had a slight tilt in vertebrea above fusion site but nothing major to worry about was controlled by pain meds and being put off sick from work.
I had just returned to work when In May this year I was involved in car accident where i was hit from behind, since then i have been in agony in my back, loss of feeling in legs and heels of foot. I have attended A&E due to loss of bowel function and was just sent home with no MRI just a quick examination and told to go home or stay sat up in the chair all night (they had no beds!) and they will talk about me in the morning but i would still not be scanned or xrayed to see if anything was wrong!!!!!! Went o see my GP day after and he was disgusted that they did not scan me because of the risk of cauda equina. He immediately wrote to my surgeon.
I had facet joint injections in July and they have not helped at all in fact i am in worse pain than before. Pain has become so bad that i have been taking Morphine near enough daily recently as well as tramadol, co-codamol, ibuprofen, amityriptaline and diazepam.( excuse my spellings of meds). Saw my physio on Monday and he says i have lost all muscle tone in back,bum and tum. Saw my surgeon and he has ordered an MRI for next week and i am worried that nothing is going to show up...I know somethings not right and i am not making up this pain..
Has anyone else had anything like this? Can loss of muscle tone cause so much pain?
Thanks very much in advance x
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