Originally Posted by v8crazy
Now NS wants to do a Myelogram. My question is what can a Myelogram show that a MRI couldn't show? I'm about to give up hope that I will ever be normal again. Thanks
Your story sounds almost identical to mine. I had lost all hope, but it's come back to me. I had a myelogram last fall. The myelogram shows the nerves and the nerve endings and whether any are being compressed in a much more detailed manner than an MRI. My myelogram wasn't any big deal a little uncomfortable but very tolerable.
Have you had any PT? My NS doesn't normally send microdiscectomy patients to physical therapy but went ahead and had me go. It did wonders for me, took away my leg pain slmost 100%. I've been achy this week but I think I slept funny on it the other night. You should ask you NS to send you to PT and give it a try if you haven't.
The other thing is my NS told me it can take up to 1-2 years for everything to heal. Six months ago that frustrated the heck out of my but as I am approaching the one year date I can see that he's right. You're only 4 months post op, it sounds like you may just need a little more time. I know that's not what you want to hear right now!
Go ahead and have the myelogram done this way you will have the peace that you've done all you can to make sure there is still nothing structurally wrong and that nerves are just still honked off from being compressed before surgery and being moved about during surgery.
Hope this helps in anyway,
Kim in Indy