I am a woman in mid 40's three years back I had severe pain in my lower back radiating to my right leg, had difficulty sitting down, walking pretty much doing anything was accompaimed with pain. So went to many doctors and was suggested with Laminectomy at L4-L5 level. Post-op pain was releived and hoped everything was back to normal. But after 6 months the pain was same again and was even more worse that I couldnt even move my legs. Again went to the surgeon he said that it was normal, but i couldnt bear the pain so went to a global leading multi speciality hospital and met a ortho doctor who gave me the shock of life that my first surgery was of no use to my condition and MRI results then, and said Fusion was my only opportunity to set things right.
On the month of May, I accepted the treatment and went on to do a fusion. This time the pain was really gone and my sympotoms improved. I was back to my normal life with many restrictions but learned to cope with situation. Just a year after the surgery I had severe neck pain accompained with chest pain. Met the doctor in emergency, he askd me to get a ECG, results were normal. So he askd me take an MRI of the cervical spine which revealed cervical spondylosis. The doctor asked me to take some paim killers and do exercise. It helped me a lot, but past month pain occured this time more severe and pain wss radiating to my left arm biceps, triceps, shoulder and index finger. Again went to the doctor got an MRI again, but this another shoclnof my life.
Doctor said Fusion at two levels C4 C5 and C5 C6 is the only way to prevent the symptoms from getting worse.
I AM NOT PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, FINACIALLY READY FOR ANOTHER SURGERY,but I dont know what to do so please help me out.!!!!!
P.S: Took pain killers and muscle relaxants (ultracet) for a week. Went for physio but there was no impeovement. At present Im justvsaying at home doing some household chores and no medicines,no physio. Please help me out...!!!!