Pain from Nerve Damage in legs
Born with Spina Bifida; doctor not knowing what it was sewed up hole in my mid-back. Had a scar on mid-back; however, no significant pain growing up except don't touch my mid-back as it would give me a terrible sensation as nerve pain. Led a normal life until I was 68 years old at which time my lower back and legs began hurting terribly. I could not stand or sat up without pain; would have to lay down to get relief. My medical doctor finally sent me to an orthopedic specialist who did an X-Ray and told me I had Spina Bifida and my spinal cord was tethered and it was all old damage. He told me if I did not have surgery to release my spinal cord I would be paralyzed from the waist down, in a wheelchair and lose control of my bladder and bowels within a couple of years. Referred me to a neurologist who agreed with his diagnosis and referred me to a Neuro-Surgeon. I had surgery at the age of 70 to release my spinal cord. The surgeon said I was a miracle walking. Shortly after the surgery I began having terrible pains in my lower back and legs such as muscle spasms, electro-type pains, constant pain which felt like the bone was hurting. I have gone to neurologist, pain doctors, therapy, had nerve block injections, taken many different medications and had a nerve test on my legs which determined I had nerve damage in my legs. I have been told by the doctor there is nothing they can do about the pain in my back and legs. Is there?