Hi everyone! This is my first post. In reading others posts, I am confident I will learn the "ins and outs" of procedures, meds, and "shop talk". Brief history of me: I was a healthy women who was active with her two sons and barely sat still..always on the move. Then in 8/09 I was a passenger of a rollover single car accident. I fractured my L1. Was in brace for 3 months before Dr decided on fusion. Fusion of T12-L2. I returned to work the next month. Shortly after that, I started getting bulging discs...1-2 at a time. I now have 5 bulging discs thru out my back, some with burrs. I have been in pain pretty since the accident. I'm currently on Norco 10mg 4-6 times daily as needed, Lyrica 150mg twice a day, Skelain (sp) 800mg three times a day as needed, and Cymbalta and Lunesta. The Dr did prescribe Perocet which didn't work either. This regimen is not effective in controlling my pain. I have had Cortizone shots, and epidural nerve block injections and none work. I am now scheduled to start the trial of Neurostimulator tomorrow. I am not oppimistic that this will work. I'm confused..I don't know if I should be looking for different Dr to "fix" the problem or focus on pain management.
Thanks in advance for any info and support