17 yrs post Scoliosis surgery pain
I had scoliosis corrective surgery using Harrington rods 17 years ago. I have 2 beautiful healthy children 6 and 3 yrs old, but since my last child I have been living with back pain. Typically heat and massage along with muscle relaxers and Tylenol the pain has been manageable but it has been getting worse. in the past 2 months or so the pain is spreading and am now getting shooting pain/tingles from mid back down my legs. Massages are still great but the next day it's like I never had one.
I have not seen my surgeon in almost 10 years due to moving from the US to Canada. I finally went to see my family doctor and her exact words were "you probably know more about scoliosis and it's procedures than I do" which definately did not do much for my confidence. She is however going to research who would be the best doctor to send me to but she does know there is no one in our area (Windsor, ON) that specializes in scoliosis so I will have to go about 2-4hours away and it will take 6 months to a year to be seen. I really am not sure if I can last this long.
Has anyone else experienced similar issues and have any advice on what I can do to survive until I speak to a doctor that knows something.