Saturday, March 12, 2011
Today I went to see my back Dr. Because it has been 2 months since I had nerves burned in my low back...facet joint syndrome... and I still have pain! After some "bend this way and that" he says the facet pain is fixed this is another issue. He things a disk or disks have become sensitized, their not supposed to be and this could be causing the chronic pain. OK WHY COULDN'T THIS JUST BE SIMPLE FOR ONCE! My options he says are limited...pain management with medication or fusion. Of course fusion is not really an option; age and all that. Fine by me! Disk replacemen is usually only covered by workers comp. and not insurance companies cuz it's a faster and more perminate way to to keep the work force working. I work from home..self employed and all that. I finish with more questions just so I'm clear and leave to cry in the car and all the way home :'( My poor husband thought I was in an accident or something! "No, I'm just not going to be able to get better!" I was devistated! After calming down and my husband telling me rationally that I still need to speak with my primary back Dr. and shouldn't jump to conclusions about not ever being pain free. So I'm going to make an appointment for a message, go see my chiropractor and then my primary doc. I will get better! I'm just not there yet but I am making progress!