Had Botox Injection for Back Problems ETC
I have had 2 surgeries in 1978+1979 for low back problems realted to my employment. After the 2 laminectomies I had really bad results with an enormous amount fo scar tissue. I now have all levels of disc degeneration and spinal stenosis. According to the powers to be there probably is no surgery that will help and becasue of my age they will not perform surgery. Not performing surgery is okay becasue they don't even know which level is causing the problem. The powers to be decided they would try a epidural which I have tried and it did not work becasue they could not inject becasue of massive scar tissue. I tried Botox and that made matters worse. I believe the physician injected some of the Botox into an adjoining nerve or some how irrated a nerve. Unfortunately I ended up in worse shape with severe pain down my left leg and I could not walk for a few months. Finally the Botox must have left or released the pressure on the nerve it affected. I can now sort of get around using a cane and hopefully I don't fall anymore. Unfortunately I fall quite a bit because my leg givers way or I trip becasue I have no feeling in either feet. I was hoping someone might have a suggestion for a treatment or whatever that might work. I realize I went into detail about my condition but I hope this helps. I will be happy for suggestions and other treatments anyone has had that works.