Hi all..new here and not sure where to post as I do have so much going on. I recieved a lumbar nerve root block about a year ago and after symptoms getting more severe after (mind you my PM doctor said its cause it didnt work but I know for a fact it did not agree with my back) I was referred to a neurologist to have a micro disectomy of my L4/L5 back in April. I have not gotten too much relief from the surgery except a lessening of my sciatica. I have noticed the pain and symptoms that were just on my right side have now gone to my left as well right after the surgery. I recieved a Facet joint injections in a series of 6 shots 2 weeks ago and yet again my pain has gotten worse to the point where standing from a sitting position I cannot straighten out my right leg without pain to the point I am tears.
In between all that I developed a maddening pain right below my shoulder blades up into about the middle of my shoulders I literally want to rip out my spine. It feels like someone is grabbing my spine and squeezing it and no change of position or movement relieves this pressure and stabbing pain. The pain stays localized in that one area and does not spread. Sometimes a warm bath eases it so that I can sleep but usually it just dulls it a bit. I am currently on fentynol patch 12mcg every 2 days as well as baclofen for muscle spasms but nothing helps. Has anyone experienced this? I informed my PM who basically dismissed this and said theres nothing they could do anyways. I have asked for another MRI for 6 months now and have gotten nothing or even an acknowledgement that I am having an issue. Any thought would be helpful.
Also I will never do another facet injection again worst pain I have ever felt and no improvement just a worsening and new pains. Any thoughts appreciated thank you again!