ok that's it I need help
backround spinal fusion c8 through L3 2008. No problems back to work in 6 weeks
Latest issues L4 L5 degenerating with right leg pain. tried facet injections and lasted only a short time. then progressed to radio frequency burns which failed due to weird nerves. Had to stop burning due to pain radiating down my leg. the 2 nerves burned change my stabbing pain to burning pain till regeneration. also had si joint injection to see if there was also issues there. they confirmed I needed to fuse my L4 L5 S1 and bilateral si fusion.
Had new fusions done 3/6/14. Been a very long recovery. I am in more pain now than before surgery. I feel like something is not right. have sever pain rt side low back, hip, down entire right leg, when I had the surgery the whole right leg swelled, in the hospital they did a sono and cat scan. they said everything looked fine and the swelling would go down.
1 week after leaving hospital right leg swelled 3 times normal back to er another sono and cat scan still everything looks good.
fast forward a couple months. I am in more pain now that prior to surgery pt caused more pain. cant figure out what can possibly be wrong going to start going for 2nd opinions. I am on more med than in my entire life. Seeing pain management and been doing research. I might also have RSD. between research and my boyfriend's history with it. I might be part of the problem out of the 90 symptoms I have 72.
My current meds are flexeril, Percocet, lyrica, opana. And I AM STILL IN PAIN!!! I feel like something is wrong, been back to er 3 times since for pain issues. first was given iv delauded iv morphine and iv valumn still in pain sent home. Next night tried a different er was given sateriod injection and delauded in area of pain felt relief. was put on a corse of steroids felt the best I have in months. 2 weeks later hurting again went to pain mgmt. and he changed my oxycontin to opana, and also prescribed Cymbalta. I haven't started taking it yet waiting for insurance approval.
Last night was the worst yet, wound up going back to the er got another steroid shot and another round of steroids, and another shot of delauded, I am at my whit's end and would love any suggestions and help you guys can give.