my wife out of no where ended up with 2 herniated disks, spinal stenosis and arthritis in her lower back. We decided to have surgery and she had a spinal fusion on 3 levels where the herniated disks were. She contracted MRSA from the equipment that was installed and that had to be cleaned out. Its been a tough past 3 years to say the least. She is in pain management but 90% of meds dont work for her and if they do work they only do so for about a week or so and then stop helping her. Doctors dont believe her when she explains the amount of pain that she is in because of her age, 26. They all look at her as if she is just trying to get pain meds. Even when we do find a doctor that doesn't act that way we are still unable to find any answers to why she is in sooo much pain this far out after the surgery. She also has a cyst in her spinal cord located in her neck that causes tingling, numbness and headaches on a regular basis. It seems to us that all the doctors we see dont seem to care enough to FIND OUT what is wrong and instead just rule certain major things out and send her on her way which is extremely frustrating.
Is there anyone out there that has this same issue or any advice on what to do? Its hard for the both of us cuz she cant do any of what she used to do and is stuck in a body of a 75 year old at the age of 26, life is completely on hold for her and has been for the past 3 years, frustrating.