Well, I went back to the site listened & watched then read. Ok, I am totally in agreement with the others on this being new and still in the trials. Instances like this, I like to sit back and watch all the bugs get worked out, because there always seems to be a slew of them on new techniques and procedures. I know sometimes we can get so frustrated with pain that we are willing to do just about anything if we can to get some relief.
Its kind of like the new car thing. When a new one comes out on the market, I will not buy it for a couple of years until they have worked out the bugs.
I am needing both knees replaced and last year UTSW Medical School over in Dallas did knee replacement on an active 83 yr old woman with replacements made to fit a woman in size. They interviewed this lady and she was just estastic over the surgery, she could not say enough good things about it. Basically, replacements were made for a man in size and had to be cut down for a woman. Now women have their own replacements.
I think its great that your neighbor is helping you with some of this. He see's his share of the good, the bad and the ugly in drs. I think he is right about seeing a neurologist. When you have that view it can really be helpful to someone else. When I was working I had the same info available to me. I knew who I would go to for a specialist and who I would not go to.
I have a neighbor too, he is a rn and works er at our county hospital, so he really see's it too. He has done alot of work in pulmonary and has helped me alot since I am an oxygen patient. He comes over & gives me my B12 shots once a month. He also recom I talk to my pm dr about using Dilaudid in my pain pump. He was the one that told me it, it is a very old pain drug that works great on pain, has few side effects. I was having a terrible time w/morphine in my pump. Needless, to say my pm dr changed me to Dilaudid and I have 3 other drugs mixed with it. It really made a difference.
Please keep posting and we will all says prayers that you get ent in the right direction and get the help you so badly need. Susie