If it is arachnoiditis, that can show up on MRI scans. It has to be specifically asked to rule in or out though, at least from my experiences . I also have it, and had great difficulty until I asked specifically if it was there or not. Since arachnoiditis is caused directly in almost all cases from a medical procedure and epidurals are one of the biggest causes these days, you might continue to have great difficulty since it is caused by a mess up by another doctor.
Go to one of the arachnoiditis sites and do some reading. Others may have some suggestions on getting the MRI done but if I were you, I would specifically ask for one. I also wouldn't disclose right away that you are in currently in litigation with this doctor. Doesn't mean lie outright but just don't offer the information right away.
I'm not surprised that neurontin helped some with the symptoms since if it is a neuropathic injury , those type of medications are what is used to treat it.
CRPS is an entirely different ball of wax and the pain caused by that is much different than the pain caused by Arach......
Best of luck to you, I'm truly sorry that you were injured at what should have been a joyous time in your lives. I am relieved though that you were smart enough to document those sites.
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