arachnoiditis lumbar pain
redhead36 posted:
I have arachnoiditis = try to live, control pain with limited pain meds, have lost being a wife/partner to my husband, am highly restricted, require high care. I recently suffered a failed thecal pain pump trial without anesthesia, halted due to extreme pain suffering from needle insert before test pain medicine was injected. Area after is now even far more painful/sore and has developed a lingering bruise/swelling, realize some improvement with ice/rest, diminishs, but resumes, never heals. Anyone else had this, recommend treatment?
bj1208 responded:
hi redhead36 - welcome to the support group -

I have not had this but would suggest that maybe you get another opinion from either Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist and see what they say.

I've had the SCS Trial (spinal cord stimulator implant) and the skin area was dabbed with a numbing agent and then a numbing agent was inserted before the leads were put in.

Not sure if this is same process for pain pump implants but would imagine it would be.

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