This is my first posting on this site. Two weeks I would not have believed that I was the one saying this but here goes...
In August, I had my knee replaced and two weeks later, I could not move the opposite leg because of excruciating pain in my hip. When the orthopedic doctor that I saw for the hip pain, x-rayed my back, she found a broken pedicle screw from my L4-L5 and L5-S1 fusion surgery. It is her theory that the screw was pressing on a nerve causing the hip pain.
I was in shock when she told me about the screw. Then today I found out that I have to have a Myelogram next Monday. I can barely process one thing then they hit me with something else. I have horrible migraines and the Myelogram scares me to death. Can I ask for a blood patch for the injection before I get off the CT table???