Yes we probably can learn from one another or me from you at least. Yes the Doc asked me a question that must have shocked me I remember feeling surprised and thinking OMG.
He said "Do you think you have permanent nerve damage?" I answered him "Yes, Maybe" "But I hope Not" The Doc said "Well We will try to figure that out"
But it really scared me to think that is some of this may be permanent. I have been having problems off and on for years with some low back issues but has worsened considerably in last 2 years.
Had alot of workups in 07 early 08 ending with a neurosurgeon at that time saying lets just wait it out we don't want to open a can of worms ( regarding surgery). Which my current Doc said was a good conservative measure at that time.
But esp the last 3 months or so it has been painful and is really affecting my life. Plus now I have alot of arthritis which was not there before.
So we will see what can be done to make it better.
I do not work mostly due to the Fibro and fatigue occasionally do some light work for my husbands manufacturing business but I do not want to have back pain and leg/nerve pain everyday either.
Sorry it is so long but wanted to explain a bit more of the back history and please keep me updated on your procedures.
One good thing is this Back Pain specialist Doc is great and I feel comfortable under his care.
Talk to you soon
Humour is always the Best Medicine!
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression