What will help the pain from osteomylities, degenerative disc disease, L5S1 discectomy and several bulging discs?
I was in a MVA, emergency discectomy, still suffering the original pain(caudina equina suspected). I had relief for THREE days after surgery. I am concerened with the numbness spreading. Cramps in the right hip,thigh and calf are also spreading to the left leg and hip as well as moving up into my shoulder areas. I lose my balance easily, (falling), walking with great pain (and increasing!) Osteomylities was found 18 months after surgery. (Chronic?)
I have tried several pain medications but was taken off as they were not relieving the pain just partial symptoms.
I am currently in pain management with no solution in sight as i am not a candidate for nerve root injections or any other options given. My general practicioner is no help as she feels this pain is in my head not my body. I would like to locate a new perspective on this, how do i approach this in finding a new gp?
Any suggestions on a) pain control and b) will this ever go away.
I am at a loss for sleep and just plain normal life.