hi all, still getting ready for T10-L3 fusion on April 14th. I am curious: how long do your facet injections/medial branch blocks work? Mine begin 7-10 days after injections and lay a week or two of Very good relief for much of the day. Is this normal? Do your injections last a similar amount of time? Also, and this is probably a tougher question, can I expect the same type of relief from the fusion as I get from injections? I can't live with this pain and just thinking that the pain won't be significantly better from the fusion terrifies me! Please reply. Thanks!
1) Schwannoma removal (1) @ L2-L3 (2001)
2) Schwannoma removal (3) @ T11-L3 (2008)
3) Failed laminectomy syndrome T11-L2, facet joint disease, ongoing schwannoma formation. Fusion scheduled from T10-L3 (April 12th, 2017). Chronic pain that never goes away