I saw my pain doctor yesterday. He has me scheduled for 2 Medial Branch Blocks & if they work, he wants to do a Rhizotomy.
I have tried several different nerve meds & they either don't work, or I can't get past the side effects.
I spent the most part of last night researching this procedure & I didn't find many positive outcomes. I realize that could be because the people who do have good results aren't on the Internet talking about it. They are out enjoying life.
My biggest issue with this procedure is that this isn't a permanent fix? The nerves do come back, and from what I've read, they come back with a vengeance?
My surgeon is just brushing me off when I tell him that there something still going on in my neck. It's been over a year since my last neck surgery & mri. I was hoping he would send me for a new mri.
I guess I have another big decision to make about this procedure. I am leaning towards canceling it.
After 2 neck surgeries & recent rotator cuff surgery, I was really hoping my issues would be gone. I just want my life back.