I was wondering has anyone had this procedure done and what was the result. I had a lam/dis on my L5/S1 decompression on 01/03/14. After the surgery the pain was gone in my butt/leg (right-side). I then went home after an overnight stay in the Hospital. Once home the pain slowly came back to the extent that I was asking the surgeon why I was still in pain.
On the second post op visit , the Doctor gave me a steroid pack to take and the doctor stated to relax the nerves take some time to heal, so home I went to recover. I finished the complete steroid pack as instructed by the surgeon. Again no relief I still had pain in the exact area. I contacted the surgeon again this time he ordered a post M.R.I . The results showed the S1 was free and nothing was leaning on it.
The surgeon then stated relax and have patience, the nerve should heal in time he stated " the nerve can take several weeks/months to heal'. I again asked him the surgeon any p/t or anything he stated 'just give it time'. At this point I am still in pain I did get some relief from the surgery just not all the way.
I am coming up on 7 weeks post op, I have an appointment with my original pain management Doctor I was considering asking about this procedure. Just curious should I just wait to see if the pain goes away or ask if burning this nerve will give me some relief from this pain. I AM GOING FREAKING CRAZY