Monday I had a sudden and very dramatic increase in my pain to the point I couldn't walk because every movement was so excruciating. I . I had an MRI about 5 months ago and two neurosurgeons say that they did see a clear way that a surgical option would help and there was a 50/50 chance it could make it even worse. The sudden onset of this increased pain and the severity has me wondering fearfully if something gave way in my spine taking me to a new level of pain. I have been trying to rest and not aggravate it again but pain severity is still very escalated even with my higher medication dosage.
I don't understand why they seem reluctant to do the fusion on my lower spine. Well they really just say there's nothing they Totally Wicked Electronic Cigarette e-liquid
do as far as surgery to help. Pain doc pushes injections which have been little to no relief and have actually caused more pain for a few days. Suddenly Monday after doing very minor choirs like emptying the dishwasher , clean letterbox and a few other light things my pain went through the roof. We were having an ice storm that day and we my wife couldn't take me to the ER. I went to the bathroom and when I was walking out it hit harder still to the point it was so excruciating that I couldn't take another step. My wife got me more medication virtually doubling my dosage from 15 to 30 mgs. Finally I managed to get to my bed, crawled I but when I tried to turn I couldn't it was just that bad. I am barely mobile without higher doses than prescribed. I finally called my pain doctor this afternoon because even with sitting still, hot pack, cold packs etc pain is still escalated in my lower back, inner thigh/groin. Any turning or slight ending makes it shoot up. I am waiting to hear back from the pain doctor petrified that he won't raise my dosage and since I acted on my on increasing my dosage because of this pain escalation I am going to be in trouble. I am also worried that a disc slipped, herniated or something to cause this. I wasn't very mobile prior to this, I mean I can walk but after 5 or 10 minutes pain is increasing and of course now it's even worse.in 7 years of being on pain meds I have never abused them or taken more than prescribed like this, ever!! I am always fearful of even asking for an increase because there are so many rules, contracts etc.
I have been with this doc for over three years and never had an issue except pushing the injections I spite of their lack of effectiveness and the spine stimulator test which I van't get approval for because of depression plus my research shows they are very ineffective and some get a placebo effect that lasts only two months. I am very concerned about what is going on with my spine now to cause this.
My ACDF on my cervical spine worked great but the laminectomy on my lower back made things much worse. I hope I didn't screw myself with my meds but it really wasn't much of a choice. Don't know if any of you have any thoughts on what could have happened.