I am so frustrated. Spent nearly 2 yrs in pain management on Dilaudid with the last 10 months of me telling them the pain was worse. Finally since Dilaudid was no longer working, I found another pain management. The 1st visit not only did she 'listen' but ordered a MRI of my spine but also noted old MRI's showed a cyst on my r. kidney & ordered a ultrasound. Unreal, after seeing/being told of my MRI results now we know why 1) my pain is worse; 2) why I now have mid back pain & 3) why I am having more chest pain than normal. In a nut shell finding are: Rotary upper thoracic levoscoliosis. Multilevel degenerative changes with multilevel facet joint arthropathy and foraminal stenosis. At T1/2 severe bilateral foraminal stenosis. At T4/5 moderate right foraminal stenosis. At T5/6 mild right foraminal stenosis. T10/11 & T11/12 Bilateral facet joint arthropathy. Ligamentum flavum thickening. Spine MRI & Ultrasound on r. kidney showed 12 mm cyst.
I started with and still have told them I do not want the drugs (last Rx 12/1/17) but do want some relief. Already have had 2 procedures (injections) toward giving me some relief. They usually give me 2 1/2 days of relief but 2 days ago I had 3 on each side of mid spine and the next morning the pain was back. Now I'm concerned. Has anyone else have these findings or have experience a short duration of pain relief after injections?