Re: nerve damage after discogram
That's the hard part about that test as they are doing it when there is already spine issues as you had the laminectomy a few days later. What levels were done? Is that the only spine surgery you have had so far?
And are you being seen by a reputable Board Certified Neurosurgeon as well as a PM right now? I would find one that with their help, along with a referral to a good Pain Management Dr., they can work as a team to get to a comfortable place.
One last question...are you on disability or have filed for it already? Or are you able to still work, drive, and do most things? It doesn't sound like you are able to do much at all. I would think that the loss of bowel and urine would have you in the hospital now having them deal with this.
Sorry for the questions...just trying to learn more. The downside to any procedure or test is that we sign our life away beforehand and unless there is gross negligence on the Drs. part, there is always a percentage of things that can go wrong. I've had 3, two-level, cervical fusions and the last one was over 6 hours going in from the front and the back of my neck. As well as the many other surgeries I have had in my life...each time there wasn't a guarantee about the outcome.
I just filed for disability myself last month.