Hello Angel, and I too would like to welcome you to Healing Well. I am putting up with some medical issues of my own that prevents me from spending a lot of time sitting at the computer-so for now I am in & out here so to speak lol.
Its great that you finally found a dr that was willing to listen to you, willing to believe you, willing to work with you and willing to try to help you. I do not know why, but in the medical community, that seems to be a large problem with those people. This is problem that is growing in large numbers these days.
Many of us here on the forum have undergone many of the procedure routine, some of us it has helped and some it hasn't. It can be a real hit and miss type thing. I have done several of the injection type things, including having the R/F done on both my neck and back. It helped my neck pain incredibly and it also got rid of the soft balls that had been under my shoulder blades for years that no one could ever get rid of. I can't count the number of drs, chiropractors or physical therapist that tried, all without success. It did help my lower back pain for about 6 months and then it returned with vengence. We entertained the idea of doing it again, but my ins would not approve it. Instead we did several rounds of trigger point injections and that seemed to calm things down a bit. The bad part is all of this stuff is temporary, like putting a bandaide on it. But, sometimes if we are desparate enough, and many of us are, we are willing to try pretty much anything, I know I was. I was at the point if my dr had said go jump out that window over there it will cure everything, I may have really given it some serious thought. lol. Thats pure desperation.
I do hope you will keep posting and let us know how you are doing.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.