Not sure if this is the right forum to post in, but here goes...
I've had 4 FJIs (2 on each side), all on 2 levels of L4/L5 and L5/S1, 2 epidurals, and as of today I've now had my second round of RF. PM said today that next step is more diagnostic studies to find out why I'm not getting better but actually worsening. Next week he has me scheduled to get a Nerve Conduction study done and is also sending me for a Bone Scan of the lumbar area. Has anybody here had experience with either of these two diagnostic tests? Do they hurt? How long should I expect them to take? He said that after those tests are done if I'm not finding relief from the RF he did today then he will do a discogram and refer me to a spine surgeon for a 2nd opinion and possibly a surgical consult.
Thoughts, anyone? Are there other options that we should be considering that he's not telling me about? What types of things should the Nerve Conduction study and Bone Scan show up? Will the results of those tests alter the treatment he's doing on me? If so, what types of different treatment might he use after getting the results of those 2 tests?