Injection facet joint l4 and l5
A little history on me: I have a foramenotomy (sp) in March of 2004. It took me over 6 months to heal from that. I ended up going to see a PM doctor and he did an injection in the facet joint on my right side. I was feeling the best I have felt in a long time. January 10 I fell at work (slipped on ice) and I hit my back. Well, today I went to see my pain management doctor and he did two injections in the l4 and l5 area. I hope this works, but I can feel the same pain coming back. He said that my s1 joint was fused and it is common for that to happen on it's own.
My last appt. with my Neurosurgeon he told me that if I continued to have pain then he would have to do a fusion at l4 and l5. I am afraid to go through the procedure. If I have to have this surgery, can someone please give me some feedback on how there fusion worked.
Any feedback would be great.