I have been posting here for awhile, but I just wanted to share a bit about myself. I got hurt while working in 2006. I was lifting a resident, and I ruptured my disk. Over the course of then, and now I have had 4 injections. I also have had a discogram, and IDET. I just recently had a discectomy in June. I just recently had a new EMG also. I have nerve damage from my back.
I am still in a lot of pain. I have to say that my leg pain is getting very old ~X( . I have pain that goes down both of my legs all the way to my toes. I feel no different from the discectomy, I actually have the disk bulging, and scar tissue.
My question is, I am going to see my surgeon next week, and I really don't know what to do! I hurt so much. My MRI that I just had showed what I just explained. I am also starting to have some problems in L4, my main problem is in L5. I am wondering, have any of you had a fusion after discectomy? Did it work, did you feel better? What do I do if my surgeon says that there is nothing more to do? My pm doctor is actually the one that ordered my MRI. My surgeon said that I would start to feel better.
I am tired of feeling like this everyday. The pain meds only make me feel drunk, and they don't take the pain away. My PM doctor wants to put in a SCS in, and I don't want to do that until I know that there is nothing more to do.
Thanks for reading! Any ideas would be greatly welcomed!!!!!