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Jan 16, 2016 12:49 PM

Hello all. Pray your today is better than yesterday.

In the past 3 months I have had 2 medial nerve branch block done (4 sessions). I didn't get any relief from the procedure. The 1st and 3rd session (done on right side) cause me more pain than I already was in. At my last visit (Thursday ) my pain management doctor says that there is nothing else he could do for me since the MNBB didn't help. He discharged me and said to go back to my primary.
I got a copy of his last report and this is his assessment:
1. Thoracic lumbar spondylosis
2. Lumbar facet arthropathy
3. Degenerative disc disease lumbar area
4. Thoracic pain of facet arthropathy
5. Lupus

Only difference from his initial assessment is:
1. Hip pain with osteoarthritis
(still have hip pain)
2. Sacroiliitis
And he suggested I ask primary to refer me to a neurologist.

Getting my primary to refer me is a battle by itself. Not sure what to do next.

Any advice, comments is welcomed
Thank you

Jan 16, 2016 9:40 PM

Ask the PCP to refer you. If he won't you may want to find a new PCP. If you have lupus, are you under a rheumatologist? They might refer you to a neurologist. Hugs & prayers it will all work out soon! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

Jan 16, 2016 10:49 PM

So supposed to see rheumatologist yesterday, but had blow out in route. They rescheduled my appt for end of March.

Jan 17, 2016 12:41 PM

Oh no! I'm so sorry that happened. Well document every little detail of symptoms until then. Hugs & prayers the delay will turn out to be a blessing! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸ’•

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