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I have not been here for some time.
I had TLIF done in March of 09.
I was having some sucess about 5 months post op but started having nerve symptoms and muscle spasms again.
Basically all the same sypmtoms I had pre surgery that had been eliminated by surgery.
So I had a follow up with him on Jan 6th and told him about my symptoms with a new problem with minor bladder leaking and occasional numbness in my personel area.
He got the MRI and had his Sec call to set up an appt to review it with him.
And he did not see anything to warrent surgery at this time
I do have a mild disc bulge at l4 and severe foraminal narrowing at the level l5 he did surgery on.
Any way the last time I was there he said he did not want to do another surgery on me so soon and wanted to try other things and is referring me to a PM Dr.
Does this mean he is done with me and doesnt think there is credibility in my symptoms or is this him trying to treat me with an alternative to surgery.
I dont know what a PM does so i'm just wondering whats going on.
I was off all pain meds after 5 months other than ultracet which I only take when my RLS aggravates me at night.
So I know its not a drug addiction issue.
Sorry I'm just scared hes trying to blow me off and I'm scared because I know something is wrong and I dont want my nerves to get permanently damaged exspecially the one that contols my bladder.
No need to reply to my rambling just want some insight on what to expect from a PM.
Thanks for reading!