Hi everybody, this is an update from when I posted here in "Dumped", where I was dismissed from PT.
I saw pain mgt first and they believe it is the S1 nerve giving me problems in the opposite leg. I was usually having problems on one leg, then it went over to the next. I have had muscle spasms, numbness, and heel pain.
I saw NS last week. I was told if I continued to have the same pain ( I'm 17 weeks out of a TLIF/Laminectomy, and have yet to get relief) that I would have the stim trial or morphine pump option. I reminded him of the spinal headace I had the ruined the stim trial, and he might lean to try the pump.
I won't see him in 6 months, so anything can happen between now and then. I know it takes time, and I already have nerve damage in one leg from last year, despite a microdiscectomy.
I want to hear your take on two questions please
1. Is it true it can be between 1 year to 1 year and 8 months to determine permanent damage? Or does it depend on the person?
2. I would appreciate any pump experiences; the good, bad,and ugly.
Thank you all very much. I still hold on to hope, even if I still have constant back and nerve pain. My surgery failed last year, and I'm afraid it may happen again.