To me, it sounds like the first doctors that gave the operation, screwed up? I can't believe they would remove two discs, and shave even more? Did they replace the lost discs with anything? If not, how was he able to stand erect at all? It sounds like he was using muscles, instead of bones, and that that, has done him harm? Squeezing the discs together, may have caused some nerve damage? There may be some mal-practice going on here???
You need to do what Seabreezen suggested!!! See that patient advocate. Ask them for some help. At least its a start.
I wish you the best of luck, and a speedy recovery for your hubby!!!
NO!!! It is not normal!!! Pain and tingling in your left arm could possibly indicate a heart attack? Since you mentioned a disc, I will go with nerve damage. I have severe nerve damage on my whole right side, mostly in my R.Arm. So, again, not normal.
Like Grace said, you need to see a neurologist, and have him evaluate you. That would be your best bet. Then, if he finds you are a chronic pain patient, he can set you up with a Pain Mgmt. pec. for any further treatment, or meds you may need.
Wow, you do have a problem with sleep, eh? I do too! I haven't gotten more than four hours of sleep a night for 38 years now. I take Ambien, also, 10 mg.s per night. At first, they worked pretty well, for getting to sleep, but not keeping me there. My nerve damage has this intense burning feeling, and its truly hard to sleep.
I am going to ask my doctor if sominex might be an option? Perhaps with both, I may get some more sleep?
I completely understand how your mind won't quiet down! I had severe anxiety for awhile, C.B.T. didn't work for me then, either. Its so important to calm your mind, first. And when that won't happen, then its useless. I feel sorry for you, I really do!!!
That is a very good question! One I have no answer for. I thought that when you sign that contract, that you was given meds??? My meds were already prescribed when I signed it.
Is this being taken care of through an insurance company, or through workmans comp? Either way, I think you have a right to counsel? If I were you, I would find out what my rights are? You may be getting the run around?
Google the doctors name, and find out his qualifications. That would be a good start. Then, I would call my insurance co. and find out what my rights are, or, ask a lawyer.
Any doctor that doesn't respect my wishes, in this case, you already told him it did no good, (the shot) so why would he schedual another? This makes no sense. Do some digging, its your right!!!
I've never even heard of opana. I started with methadone, and now on morphine. Neither of them does much for me, I have nerve damage on right side. The Lyrica they added, seems to help with the burning pain better than the opioids?
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