Donald Corenman, MD, DCModeratorNovember 29, 2022 at 2:26 pmPost count: 8614
Your scar tissue is not unusual or abundant. It is what I would expect.
Dr. CorenmanPLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.BikingenjoParticipantNovember 29, 2022 at 3:15 pmPost count: 21
Thanks. And I guess progression to epidural fibrosis is when it doesn’t resolve over time (6m+)?BikingenjoParticipantDecember 17, 2022 at 1:33 pmPost count: 21
Its been almost a month since my last post so I thought I’d drop by for another update, I guess this thread is a bit like my journal now, which I suppose useful for me and hopefully also to others who are going through something similar.
Recap: Herniated disc for 5 years, had microdiscectomy 4 months ago. Recovery has been up and down but an MRI 2 months post OP revealed no nerve compression, only a remaining bulge and some scar tissue around S1.
I had the TFESI injection on the affected side 2 weeks ago and despite the doctor doing a large dose I saw almost no improvement. I felt pretty much the same before and after, which was pretty disheartening.
Since then I got a little into PRT (pain reprocessing therapy) and have had some success. This whole incident has been very emotionally traumatic for me so this “psychological healing” angle has been very appealing to me. I am curious what you think about such therapy Dr Corenman
My pain is a persistent 2-3/10 localized around L5. What’s interesting though is there is nothing that really exacerbates my pain, i.e. it never gets worse than that. I can bend and touch my toes, go biking, and I feel pretty much the same low level pain. In the past I would have expected it to get much worse or feel a twinge when I bend. Not sure what to make of it. Perhaps the nerve is still healing.
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