Re: Questions about back pain and talking to doctors
I understand exactly how you feel ! I too have lower back ( right side ) pain , along with right leg severe stabbing, burning , numbness , electric shocks going on all the time . I had a lumbar laminectomy on April 4, 2008 , and at times I regret having it done . This was suppose to correct my problem , not add to it . I had Mri , Emg , Myelogram ( ouch ) , and my Neurosurgeon was pleased with all of these tests , but it did not show what is causing my pain , and numbness. He did an Anterior Cervical Disectomy with Hardware and fusion on my neck ( multi level ) and fixed it just great , but my back unfortunately not yet ! I go back to see him on Thursday the 14 , of Nov , and hopefully he will suggest something . I had pain management for both my neck , and back previous to my surgeries , but that did not help me . I am at a loss , and growing more, and more depressed daily ! The pain is extremely excruciating , but I have nothing to ease my pain , perhaps Thursday I will finally get some relief .