I had a spinal fusion for scoliosis last July and although my spine is now straight I have been left in significantly more pain.
Some of the pain is from my ligaments being pulled kicking and screaming into a new position and some from a sciatica type pain. I have difficulty walking, sitting, sleeping. In fact difficulty in pretty much everything.
I am taking amitryptiline, gabapentin, oxycontin 60mg bd and oxynorm for breakthrough pain.
I have been to the pain clinic and have not found it helpful. In fact the consultant spread his hands and said 'I don't know what to suggest and according to my GP has intimated that he has nothing to offer.
The pain management team does group work only and I have been told I am 'too bad' for the physio's and probably 'not appropriate for the psychologists', but I could go if I wanted. Their sessions are 2 1/2 hours which I can't sit through.
My question is......what else is available? Is the consultant right? Obviously i have tried TENS, heat, stretching, pacing, mindfulness and anything I can do but I'm tired, sore and miserable and getting through the day takes all my energy.