There is an old thread, with a recent post regarding mylograms.
Some you may know my history. 7 year Chronic lumbar pain, DDD, collapsed l4-5 100%, bone on bone, vertabre were buckling, spurs, stenosis, you name it; as well as other level issues. Had THE WORST DISCOGRAM of all time.
Current, had ALIF on 8/24; no relief, much worse, specifically in legs, several complications including bladder issues requiring daily cathing.
Pain meds have tripled post op.
Pain doc sent me for NS consult. BTY, the ALIF itself went well films 11 days post op show great positioning of all hardware, lordatic wedge, peek cage & 3 screws driven through the peek. No plate, no posterior augmented screws.
Consults says I must have mylogram, will call next week to schedule. My surgical NS is obviously unaware of my consult, I have follow up with pm on Nov 4. I can address concerns of this new doc & procedure with him then.
Ok, on the mylogram thread it is full of horror stories! My heart goes out to those members who are suffering as a result to this test! I pray they find relief!
NS said I will be put out/under, to help with procedural pain. But in this thread, people are still suffering months, years later. I am 9 weeks post op fusion and suffering horrendous pain as it is!
Please help, has anyone had a none issue (pain wise) is this a torture test?
Is it safe to do so soon after fusion?
Please, please, please, show me some support, if you've been through this PLEASE SHARE! I'm scared and the thought of adding to my suffering seems ridiculous!
Thank you spineys, I await your generous replies!