This is my second posting on my case.
I had injury while helping with a patient at work and my MRI of the lumba spine indicated a desiccation of the lumbar discs, prolapse discs, bulging discs, and spinal stenosis, L4-L5 disc reveals posterior protrusion and a generalised bulge with annular fissuring indenting the traversing L5 nerve roots minimally indenting neural foramina with facetal changes.
I had loads of medications and series of side effects. My medications includes: Amiltrypiline, Gabapentin, Tramadol, Meptid, Cocodamol ibuprofen, Codeine and Dizepam with little or no relief.
I recently had a Caudal Epidural Injection on 3/3/16 and was due a review on the 13/05/16 under general anaesthetic. When came out of recovery, I felt no pain anywhere. Three days later I have a massive pain and unable to move my body. I wee and poo in the room until an emergency doctor attended to review my discharge medication and later started getting relief. I am not yet back to how I was before I had the injection.
If I returned on 13/5/16 for review, I am bound to tell the surgeon that the caudal injection did not work. The next available option will be a bone fusion. An invasive surgery where my back will be split open to repair the bulging bone by permanently fussed them together.
I need advise as I have read from some people that they have no success with this. Some says they will not recommend it for their enemies to go through. I personally does not want this at my age of 49 years.
Please advise me if you have been in this situation before now.
I also need your valuable personal opinion.
Thanks you all