Hello Marie, I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.What did your nerve conduction velocity study (NCV) and electromyography (EMG) show?
I didn't have those test
i didn't have those studies
yes, i've tried PT, but made my pain worse.
1) Physical therapy and occupational therapy, plays an important role in functional restoration.
2) Recreational therapy; take part in pleasurable activities that help to decrease pain.
3) Vocational therapy; provide work capacities and targeted work hardening.
4) Sympathetic blocks
5) Bier block (intravenous regional block)
6) Continuous epidural infusion
7) Spinal cord stimulator
8) Baclofen pump; Intrathecal infusion (Intrathecal bupivacaine infusion or Morphine pump are the other alternatives)
10) Relaxation techniques; associated with the above treatment.
11) Biofeedback training
You may continue to consult following specialists;
a) Pain management physician
b) MD in physical medicine and rehabilitation
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
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This is just a thought, but I have been going thru same thing for 3 months finally pain management doctor injected sacroiliac joint, which the pain can be mistaken for lumbar and its caused by this joint. Sacroillitis. And I had nerve ablation , rhizotomy of the sacroiliac joint, which unfortunately now from all the steroid procedures it lowered my resistance and I GO SHINGLES, but the back is so better. Just a thought to look into. However the expert above also is right about the possiblility of the serum from the procedures leaking out of the joint.