I am a total loss.
After living my life in severe pain for the last 2 years and having numerous injections I developed a new symptom- numbness in my left leg.
I went to see a new physician who did more nerve blocks and injections, but the numb feeling only got worse. I was on mild pain killers that did not stop the pain, and on top of that I was sleeping 2 -3 hours a night.
At my nagging I had a new MRI - diagnosis- tethered cord.
I have an appointment with a surgeon next week.This doc then prescribed morphine, 15mg every 4- 6hours.
It has helped a little bit.
I went in for a "med check" 2 days ago, and my physician told me he would not be prescribing any more medication for me. PERIOD. Basically I should take an Advil and drive myself to work daily etc. BUT he is "happy to do any injection". My surgeon specifically said not to do ANY injections. Now please keep in mind I was only on the morphine for 3 weeks, it's not like I have been on it for 2 years and he has a problem continuing it.
Needless to say I was suicidal when I got home.
Not because of my diagnosis but because physicians continue to pull this stuff on me. Years ago my pelvic pain was "heart burn" or "making it up"
Now it seems to be - have a $4000 injection so I can make some money, and I will give you meds. Otherwise go home and suffer.
Just as an added insult- the physician is certified in pain management, and he had a PRINT OUT of Tethered cord which states- "causes SEVERE lower back pain, radiating to legs"
Has anyone had this happen? What do I do??