Thanks to all who responded.
Pamela, I'll have to talk to my doctor about
the pros and cons of a pain pump. I realize that surgery needs to be an absolute last option, and of course I would get numerous medical opinions before considering it. I'd like to check out the book you're talking about
, when you're able to find it for us.
Shannon, that's GREAT to hear! Congrats. right now 4 months of partial pain relief sounds awesome to me.
PaLady, yeah I know the key is finding theexact nerve that's causing the pain. I've already had several epidural steroid injections, plus 2 nerve injections. Soon, I will attempt the Facet Block again. The doctor said he would locate the exact source of the nerve pain before moving forward with RF. Thanks. Actually I had to postpone my appt with the pain doc because of icy roads. I'm now scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. I'll report what happens. I hope everyone gets a little relief (or a lot of relief) tonight. byeeeeeeeeeee
Herniated Lumbar Disks L5 S1, L2 L3
Herniated Cervical Disks C6 C7
Degenerative Arthritis Left Knee
Pes Planus Both Feet
Brachial Plexus/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Nerve Pain in Arms, Hands, Back, Legs, Feet, Groin, Testicles