I had an appt. with my pain doctor yesterday and we were supposed to discuss my options of what to do with this Complex Regional Pain Syndrome that has been my unwanted best friend since Aug. The three steroid treatments did nothing so my husband and I thought that we would be discussing the nerve block like the doctor had mentioned several times before. The doctor walks in and sits down and says" I can see how miserable that you are. It's all over your face. I thought that since the first injection worked a little that maybe we could get some progress by going forward but that just didn't happen. I've given the nerve block a lot of thought and since the right side of your throat is permantly paralalized I don't think that we should take the chance with side effects of the nerve block. I'd like you to see a doctor that we work with who does the spinal tens units and see what he has to say. He's a very good doctor and I trust him totally. If it's O.K. with you, we will make the referral and then give you a call with the appt." I start PT tomorrow to see if they can do something to relieve the pain. The doc did increase my patches to 75mg. just by looking at me. All I've done has been cry the last 6 weeks but I think it has been the steroids. They always have that affect on me. I haven't cried once today (yet) so things are working their way out.
I'd like anyone who has any information one these spinal TENS units to please give me some info because I'm just a little on edge now. If it was my neurosergeon doing this I woundn't be worried but it he doesn't do this sort of proceedure..........Lot's to think about.
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, bilaterial knee replacements, total left shoulder replacement, years of chronic headaches and chronic pain, asthma.
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