Tired of the pain, tired of the doctors!
After years of dealing with varying amounts of back pain and leg pain, and trying different forms of treatment like chiropractic care, PT, exerise, and braces, my PCP refered me to a pain specialist, who in turn sugested I see a neurosurgeon. After reviewing my MRI which showed spondylosis, bulging discs of varying degree,canal stenosis, and foriminal stenosis the decision was made to have a two-level fusion at L4-L5 and L5-S1. The first couple weeks, I was seeing improvement in the pain although I still had considerable amount of soreness from the surgery. Then the leg pain started gradually getting worse, and now it is just like before the surgery. My sergeon ordered a mylogram for me which he said would show a detailed picture of my nerves, and what was going on. Now he tells me the results of the test shows that the hardware is all still in place, and theres no need for further surgeries at this time, however it does show scar tissue forming, but he did'nt want to contribute my leg pain to the scarring. The pain meds aren't controlling the pain, the surgeon isn't givving me any anwsers and it is really starting to control every aspect of my lifebecause yhe pain is 24/7. Does anyone have advice for me?