If you want to know my story please read my first post, it is long but should give you an idea of where I'm at. In August my wonderful surgeon did another written appeal to our insurance company, which was denied yet again for investigational/experimental reasons. Medicare is said to approve the less invasive SI Fusion surgery using IFuse at the beginning of 2015 and when medicare approves all other insurance co's usually follow. At this point though my surgery should have been approved per several doctors I've been seeing and we have forked out our $6k in out of pocket maximum as of June which means both surgeries would be completely covered if done this year. My insurance assuredly knows this and is just waiting for next year cuz we know it's all about money.
Tonight about 2 hours ago I woke up from a nap since I sleep 2-3hrs at night, I sat up in bed and scooched to get in my wheel chair to get to bathroom. I quickly noticed my left leg was not moving right. I cannot feel my left leg from right where it bends at my hip down to my knee and my back has a severe sharp pain right at the top of my joint and moving across towards my hip and down slightly. Right in the middle of my lower back right where your L5-S1 are, which I've had disc replaced and fused it feels like I have a bruise but my mom looked and it looks normal. I've had hypersensitivity there and my dr rarely touches it because it hurts so bad. We've done prolotherapy there and around with no relief but I'm curious why all of a sudden it is painful. I'm not sure what is going on. It has happened once before, not as bad or for this long- I'm in hour 3. HELP!!
Minor scoliosis, fusion of S1-L5-L4, discs replaced at L4/L5 and L5/S1 2007, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, left and right SI Joint dysfunction with fractures along illiac crest, and vacuum phenomenon.