I’m looking for help, recommendations about my condition. I have been suffering chronic back pain for the past 8 years. I have small herniated disk L5-S1. In the past had PT and facet/ SI joint block and did help.
To make my story brief, I'm disabled now, I’m just 47 and been home for the past 3 years. My symptoms are getting worse, but at the same time they are unique to me.
I have a lumbar pain that travels across my back from right to left side. But the right side it’s the worse. I feel a constant dull, nagging pain, pressure and sometimes burning. I can’t sit, walk, and stand for any normal period of time.
I have seen many spine surgeons; all just focus on my disk. The last Dr from xxxx Hospital in NY is the only one mention the SI joint. I had a CT scan and its normal, but the SI joint injection relieves my pain, no for too long but it worked.
I been doing some research and statistics shows patients with post op period more than 2 years are suffering same pain after I Fuse or worse. I postpone going back to the surgeon because I’m terrified to have a spine fusion and I Fuse. My goal is if I need surgery is be pain free after.
Does anyone out there had had I Fuse in NJ or NY and is willing to share their experience, results. I would like to have some advice and Drs Name recommendations.
I'm desperate, this is a condition for a millionaire. I depend on others for everything.