Originally Posted by nospam
Great update. :thankful:
With severe right foraminal stenosis, I would consult a neurosurgeon. I've had both types of injections and got better relief from the medial branch FB. There is also an intra articular FB which injects the joint itself but I doubt that is what he is offering (I've never had this).
With my TOS, I was never able to truly strengthen without flaring prior to the rib resections. We are all different but you may have to give up on strengthening to stay functional.
Thanks! me too.
Did you have the intraforaminal Epi or the intralaminar epi? Is narrowing the same as stenosis? I will see a neurosurgeon if one of the injections work. They are both diagnostic since he stimulates the nerves and then does radiofrequency if they are causing pain. Whats interesting is the one 2 years ago said moderate-but they were from 2 different companies, so I may be taking the old disc to Tower and have the radiologist there do a report to compare the 2, plus I will make Dr. J show me the differences. The thing is I am better than I was 2 years ago-go figure.
I saw 3 neuros 2 years ago and 2 recommended a disectomy and 1 recommended fusion.That was before I had the TOS diagnosis. I still think it could all be TOS but I guess I wont know for sure until I try these things. I wont be having surgery this year since I will probably be having a lumpectomy in the next few months.