I have just joined and I'm searching for answers regarding nerve damage from scar tissue. I had a ruptured L-5 disc 3 years ago that severed the SI nerve. After surgery I developed a blood clot in the same leg and while hospitalized, the same disc ruptured again. I chose not to have the second surgery because I was taking blood thinners and I teach (I needed to keep my job), I thought that I would wait until the summer to have the second surgery, but then after a repeat MRI, they discovered it's scar tissue.
I've tried all the anti seizure med's, physical therapy, counseling, pain meds, Nerve Stimulator (revised 2 times), anti-depressants (still on) injections, restless leg medicine, altzimers medicine, and trial internal pain pump. All these methods have failed... no relief at all. The pain starts at mid back and travels down my left side, behind my knee, numb calf and pain starts again at the ankle to the 3-4-5 toes. I have not found any relief from any activity (standing, stretching, laying, sitting...).
My doctor's are at a loss and I'm willing to try anything. Does anyone know of anything else that I can try? I live in Springfield, MO and I'm wondering if I should seek out other specialists in other states. Any thoughts??? Anyone???