I need help- Pain In Ribs after Laminectomy
Hello I am new to the discussion group and I need some help I have been going thru this for approx 2 years my L3-4 discs ruptured last year and I had surgery that failed after that I started at pain management when it looked like it would be permanent after a while it was recommended that I get a spinal cord stimulator which I did , I always only had pain on my left side but in the past few months the arthritis in my back is getting worse and I have several herniated discs so I now also have pain in the right leg also so I had another back surgery so that they could readjust the leads to the stimulator and that is when my latest issue started when the Dr was in there he did a Laminectomy on T9 and T11 and moved the lead for the scs I woke up with pain in my bottom rib which they told me was normal due to where the work was done I am now 3 months out and the pain is not going away in my ribs it is only in the bottom rib more so on the right side now they are telling me it is not normal but they don't know what to do. Whether to take out the SCS or leave it alone or if this is permanent. It is very painful and delibetating I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue and what was done for it? By the way I have had CT's of chest and abdomen and xrays and they can't find anything! Any Help would be appreciated.