Posted 2/2/2014 7:16 PM (GMT -6)
Alcie the pain is coming from my back, but the numbness and tingling in my legs and feet and the neuropathy in them isn't. ( at least that is what they have told me, after the nerve conduction studies) I also have balance problems, and weakness in all my limbs, especially my legs, and some other difficulties. Some neurologist have previously told me that my back is responsible for everything. But not all doctors agree, and apparently from this testing, at least some of my symptoms aren't coming from my back. They know that I have numerous herniated discs and I have had three fusions in my neck and framinotomy in my lower back, the herniated thoracic disc they will not do surgery on. For those they put me on disability and spinal pain management. However these other things going on, they are saying has to do with my brain.???? Previous Brain MRI in 2010 showed spots that the radiologist said was conducive with demyelinating disease?????? But at that time the neurologist insisted that it was my back that was the problem and refused to do further test. Now the VA is doing further testing!
With all this going on, I still have the pain problems related to my back, and with my recent move to Kentucky and the difficulty of continuing my current pain management treatment down here, I was referred by my old PM Doc to the University of Indiana Pain Management Center for possibly getting a pain pump.
To many things going on at the same time I guess....