I found this site almost a year ago and last December when I had spinal decompression surgery it really helped me get through all the trauma.
Eleven months out of surgery and I am still in pain. The surgery was for the right side and now in addition to right side sciatica, I am now having left side pain. I saw my surgeon last week and he now wants to try a caudal injection. Since the nerve on the right side has never really settled after the surgery, he thinks an injection might help.
I am SO discouraged and SO scared. If the injection does not work - my only option is fusion. I know I need to be positive and keep on doing the things that will help my spine to strengthen. But this is such a bit set back. I just can't help but wonder if I will ever be pain free again.
My injection is scheduled for 30 October. I have read almost every post on this forum regarding the procedure as well as all the articles- so I think I know what to expect. Please send your positive vibes on the day. I just want things to get better.
Thanks for listening, jaycey