Posted 6/22/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -6)
I don't think that they can consider that non compliance. They can offer you a steroid dose pack in lieu of the injections. That's what they did with me before I had any injections.
I only did go through with two and all they did was make things worse.
My understanding is that they tend to be more helpful when they are given within three months of onset of symptoms. After that, they tend not to be so helpful.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..