List Of Medications:
✔Norco 10mg...4x daily;
✔Gabapentin 1200mg...3x daily
(Maximum a person can take);
✔Cymbalta 60mg...1x daily;
✔Tizanadine 4mg...1-2x evy 8hrs
(Only take 2 at night, these make
me very tired)
✔Xanax .5mg...3x daily (or prn);
✔Trazadone 50mg...1x at night
✔Nabumetone 750mg...2x daily
✔Metoprolol 50mg...1x daily
I am 34 years old and this is my life. My pain management doctor has referred me to a neurosurgeon Dr. Shon Cook. After reviewing my records which consisted of the following:
🔷 3 Epidural Steroid Injections;
🔷 2 Nerve Blocks (Right & Left
🔷 2 Nerve Ablations (Right & Left
🔷 Aquatics physical therapy for 12
Dr. Cook wanted me to have an EMG done to see if I had any nerve damage, after he reviews the findings he will then make a decision if I am or qualify to be a surgical candidate. Well, I went in for my EMG with Dr. Kershen, Friday, October 21, 2016, and after I was done, Dr. Kershen said he did not find any permanent nerve damage. He went on to say that with my issues at my L4, L5, and S1, doesn't mean that I'm not having nerve issues, it just means there is no damage to the nerves.
So, now I'm left wondering over the weekend does that mean I won't have any surgeriesto fix my lower back issues that has caused this 34 years old, married, and mother of 3 to continueto be medicated for the rest of my life?
Dr. Cook did say that over time I could possibly end up having nerve damage due to the compression of my desk pinching my nerves that run down my right leg. So I guess I'm left wondering OK if Dr. Cook decides not to do surgery then am I just supposed to wait until I have permanent nerve damage before somebody will do something? I'm just thoroughly confused, worried, and just want my life back has anybody else had this problem before?
SIDE NOTE: Out of all of these treatments the only thing that helped was the nerve ablationto my left side, I no longer have pain on my left side, but that procedure only last for about 12-18 months.