Obviously I have several sources of chronic pain. All of these problems are degeneretive as well as excruciatingly painful. I have been attending pain clinics for many years and as your articles have said the pain is never completely gone even with narcotics, various injections physical therapy, etc. It is becoming less and less controlled. I want to find out about any new treatments that may have been developed recently. I have been reading about a way to use a lasar to cut the damaged nerve ends so they would no longer transmit the pain messages.
Would it be helpful to go to some place specialized like Mayo Clinic or other more qualified. Because of my Medical care being medicare in Tennessee almost all my care givers are nurse practitioners who do a very good job with what they have but there has to be something else. I have had the tethered cord pain all my life, the tolerance is growing less and less as time goes by. I am falling frequently have sensory defecits and lower body weakness. Do you have any recommendations?