Jan. '08 I had Microdiscectomy, Lamenectomy and Firanotomy at L5-S1. The pain has progressivly worsened. The original surgeon told me back in April(last time I saw him) that I most likely would have to lear to live with the pain. He sent me to a pain management doctor for injections and that did not help. Finally I got PT in Sept. '08. That made it worse. After getting all my medical records including hospital surgical records I see on a postop x-ray under findings the words as follows: There apears to be a surgical instrument at the lowest clear disk space, L5-S1. Instrument is at or near the center of the subarachnoid space.
My question is: simply put what does this mean? Obviously it doesn't mean what it sounds like according to my WC attorney. I went to another doctor who told me I better go back to who ever did the surgery. But he would not say anything else.
Can enyone shed some light? Thank You