There is an article on the internet today too about
a new treatment using oxygen for intractable headaches and intractable migraines. It is done using a combination of an injection of imitrex and 100% oxygen delievered over 15 minutes or so and it cures the headaches. Try a search on it and you should come up with it.
I don't know if I would go the pain medication pump route, number one , you aren't opiate tolerant, so that isn't a good idea, secondly, if you can not tolerate opiate pain meds, then you may not be able to tolerate them intrathecally, and thirdly, there are only certain meds that can put through a pump, so I am not aware of any anti abortives or pain meds that you might be able to use in the pump if they are not opiates.....
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..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too