I had spinal fusion in April and was ok right after surgery but after a few weeks I started experiencing alot of pain. The pain is mostly on my left side and left hip/leg. I also get strange sensations down my left leg and feel shocking sensations at times. I haven't felt this in a little while but I also get a feeling of wetness on my back and sometimes running down my left leg. I have told my surgeon and he did blood work, gave me a cortisone shot and the regular x-rays. I also told my pain management doctor and he gave me an SI injection. I even told my primary dr but all he could do was reffer me to a new PM dr because he didnt think the one I have now is listening to me, but I dont see him until the 24th. I take all kinds of very strong narcotics and they are changed every month because they don't work. I fell the other day walking with my family and now I hurt even more. I can't stand this anymore. I can hardly move and I cry all of the time. I try to focus on other things and stay positive but it isnt helping either. I am scared to death that something is seriously wrong and I will go years without the proper treatment, only to find out that if I was treated sooner it wouldnt be so bad(like I did until the surgery). I am a nurse and you would think I would know what to do or where to go but I dont. I am so exhausted with this pain I can hardly function. I just dont have any ideas on what I should do. How do I find out what is wrong and if nothing is wrong then why such terrible pain? Please if you have been through this or have some answers I would truly be grateful for your suggestions. Thanks and gentle hugs to you all, Christine
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