Hi everyone,it has been a while since i last visited with you all.
Since it's been a while, let me update.
I was 5yrs old (now 35) when i was run over by a ride on lawnmower. I had severe damage to the foot/leg, lost a toe to gangreen. Over the yrs, i did have some pain, but it was tollerable. about 9 yrs ago, i began having severe pain. I was dx with RSD and severe nuropathic issues, along w/ severe arthritis in the joints, bone spurs, ect. I was put on pain meds and started getting lumbar sympathetic blocks. They work well for my RSD pain, but am having more pain and it does not last as long as it used to (blocks last about 1mo now).
My PM doc is suggesting that i freeze the nerve. I have never heard of this. Does anyone have info, has anyone done it. Will the foot be numb afterwards? Is it done the same as teh blocks? or is it an "open" surgery??
Thanks in advance for your VAST knowledge everyone! Shannon