Not sure what to do!
I had minor surgery on L5 and S1 to alleviate the pain I was having in December of 2009. In June of 2010 I started having some pain in the middle back but more in the lumbar area. My neurosurgeon referred me to a pain management clinic. I was given epidural injections in my lower back for pain that was radiating down my left leg and there is also numbness all the way down the back of the left leg. I am also on pain pills. The injections would only last about a month. The pain in the middle of my back was getting worse and not the past 5 weeks are almost unbearable. I sit at a desk most of the day at my job. It has gotten to the point in the past 5 weeks that I can't sit at my desk more than 4 hours and I do get up and walk around about every hour. There is a burning that starts in my back the more I sit and gets progressively worse the more I sit. My pain management doctor referred me back to my neurosurgeon in case there was something surgical that had to be done. In my opinion I feel like my neurosurgeon does not want to treat me and my husband shares that same opinion. I had to have an mri of my thoracic area and when he called to give me the results he said that I had several bulging discs in that area. He said surgery in that area is very risky which I understand and really do not want to have surgery. He said depending how much pain I was in if I wanted to have a myelogram and I said yes because I want to find out why I am hurting so badly because I can't sit at my desk all day and he said "we are not job counselors" I got totally so upset with this statement and when I told my husband what he said he was flabergasted! I take this as an insult and that he does not really want to treat me. Should I find someone else or just forget about what he said?