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
Only difference from his initial assessment is:
1. Hip pain with osteoarthritis
(still have hip pain)
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