I have had lower back pain for going on 5 years now. I have had 3 RFA two left and one right for L3-S1. I have had numerous xrays and MRI. Most recent was done in June after my Left leg gave out at work and I fell. The report indicate facet joint artropothy in the same levels as indicated above minor degeneration but that was it. My PCP is convinced that my issues are L5 nerve related. I have numbness and tingling sensation in my two toes and also a buzzing sensation in my calf front side and top of my foot. My original spine doctor insist there is nothing more he can do for me. Yet I am in agonizing pain every day some worse then others. While I'm on gabapentin and that helps some I still have a lot of intense pain. It cause me to miss a lot of time from work and fairly enough my husband is frustrated as am I. I take 3200mg of gabapentin and I am on 150mcg fetanyl patches change every 72 hours and then I have oxycodone for breakthrough pain. I am scheduled to see an orthopedic surgeon next week as I want a second opinion. My PCP told me if he can't come up with anything he referring me to neurologist for MS testing. I'm fed up and scared. Any advice you could offer.
Facet Joint Artropothy L3-S1
Chronic lumbosacral pain