Need advice asap
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:22 am
My Mom had an MRI last Wednesday and was diagnosed with a herniated disc I believe the L3 & 4 which is just above the surgery she had last January. Last Jan they performed a fusion on her 5 & 6 put in a steel plate and several screws. My mom has been in excruciating pain since Christmas day, previoius to that she was in pain everyday but it was managable. My mom is 75 years old, the surgeon told her to go to physical therapy three times a week, my mom can barely move, she needs a walker just to grit her teeth to the bathroom. Her primary care is working with her on pain management she is taking oxycodene something like 60 mg in the morning and 60 at night. We tried to get her into a neurosurgeon and he won't see her because he doesn't want to step on the toes of the surgeon that did her fusion. She is not a candidate for endoscopic back surgery because she had the surgery last year. We are at our wits end, I hate to see my Mom in such pain, please any advise you can give me would be appreciated.