Post spinal fusion L4-5
hello i had fusion L4-5 in 02'..it worked! But the past few yrs iv noticed burning dwn both butt cheeks w/calf/leg burning.iv had a few epidural inj in tailbone for relief.it took awhile for inj ro work ,but didnt last long.so had 2nd one..evn less satisfaction.i take meds perscribed but it dont hlp much eiether.of course the crackdwn on triplescripts isnt helpful..im wanting to build up muscle in buttocks &legs but wen tried..o boy,couldnt walk for a week!! PT just isnt useful.id love to hear some input on at home xercises.i have the titanium cage w/cadaber bone they used to pack cage..my primary facility i feel doesnt take me serious when comes to my spine/pain issue(frustrating)!!!
Im depressed,see a phyc (yahoo) Not!!
The lifespsn of my fusion was 6yrs,so iv doubled it..im miserable,& know my docs will just shove me in a corner..i feel my fusion is stairstepping.had orig surg done@ucd..now at kaiser.theyl only look thru a few dicuments according to my issue(s).. :( im sad and feel very alone.any advise ? Best Regards Karla