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New here and confused

Hello, I am new to this forum and I am impressed. I am a retired RN that has been a chronic pain patient for 20 years. I have a damaged r SI joint, Bulging discs at L4, L5 and S1, as well as Facet Syndrome, DDD, and spondylosis. I have had several lumbar medial branch blocks with very good results. I admit that I am too scare to have RFA done. Anyway something went wrong during my last MBB done 7 weeks ago. For the first 3 weeks I felt like I was lying on a tennis ball placed under my right lower back when i would lie on my back. My leg muscles would twich and pop, my toes would twitch and my whole right leg from my hip to the tips of my toes would burn and throb. It is believed that i had a large hematoma at the injection sites of the nerve block. OK, now it's been 7 weeks, the tennis ball feeling has resolved, but I still have pain in my right thigh, right foot, right toes that come and go. It's so weird! I never know from day to day, hour to hour, which part is going to be throbbing! The pain takes turns hitting a different part. I have trouble walking, standing and sitting. My lower back feels like a horse kicked it. Sorry for the long post, has anyone else experienced this kind of " traveling pain".

Bobbie
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  • LizLiz Posts: 9,699
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    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Thank you Liz.
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