Reply To: Failed back surgery syndrome


Hi Scoob, that’s interesting. I had a CT scan with contrast dye (Myelograph) put in like a lumbar puncture prior to my fusion surgery to look at my neck in more detail. During the scan I experienced excruciating pain which the staff didn’t seem to be able to understand. I can honestly say I have never experienced anything as painful as that. Following this I ended up being admitted to hospital with severe pain in my head and neck and tinnitus (which thankfully went away) after a week on my back. I have always thought that this experience has had a marked effect, increasing my pain to a higher and permanent level and the following surgery made it even worse. Maybe it is worth me talking to my pain consultant about it.