I had another MRI this week, and finally got the results. According to the report there are only minor changes from my previous MRI. Yet the pain I am experiencing and numbness is continuing to increase daily. My breakthrough meds don't work adequetely or last the amount of time required between doses(8hrs). My PM dr and spinal surgeon both keep telling me to "wait for my SCS surgery" which is on 4/7/15, I've been hearing this for almost 2months now. The MRI shows that the bulges both above and below my surgical site have increased slightly but still no significant nerve impingment. The same goes for L4-5 which is where the initial surgery and injury was.
How can I be in this much pain if there is "nothing" major going on? My surgeon and PM drs said back in January that if they were to do another surgery it would involve a large fusion with caging. But until then my surgeon wouldn't do another disectomy, with? How am I suposed to move on with my life if I can't even begin to try and go back to work if I can't even sit for more than a couple of hours and stand more than 15mins.
I know I'm having the SCS done in a few weeks, but meanwhile I am suffering because my PM womt do anything to increase my pain relief. I was hoping that the latest MRI would show the drs that I really am on as much pain as I keep saying, and maybe be able to get some relief, if nit maybe change the surgical plan on the 7th. Am I going crazy?