Hi I fell on my tailbone almost thirty years ago, when I fell, it was on cement that was near water, the pain was so bad, that I thought I would not be able to get up. I went to the doctors months later, as I had a puffiness on my tailbone, he told me it was fluid, and not to worry about it, if it caused problems come back, the thing is it has affected me years later: I can't sit for too long, have nerve damage, which has affected my lower body organs, sciatica and also my mouth, I have serve arthritis in my spine, especially in my neck, and shoulders. I have had physio, that made me worse, I don't know if I can have surgery to rectify the problem.
I have many environmental and medical allergies , so I'm reluctant to try anything new. But about 6 months ago I began to have excruciating pain in my neck and left arm, like an almost constant electrical shock going all the way down to my fingertips; probably a pinched nerve , according to tests. I had tried an epidural steroid shot many years ago for my long-standing back pain , with little relief, but this pain was level 10, so I got an almost painless cortisone shot in my cervical spine. It was quite miraculous, stopping the shock-like pain the very day of the injection, and my only side effect was a short-lived headache and minor raising of my glucose levels (which subside about a week after each shot). I got a 2nd shot for the residual pain in my arm, again, great results. Decided to try it for my lower back, since that pain has gotten worse over the years, and not much pain relief, but I think the shot is responsible for the lessening of my many recurring leg and foot cramps, which are probably/apparently caused by my back issues. So, I hope to be able to get more shots as needed; when the pain gets to be unbearable, these injections can be a lifesaver!
Ketamine infusion therapy, while rarely performed, can be very effective in treating neuropathic pain which is resistant to other treatments. It is most commonly used for pain from RSD or CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome). It is also used in fibromyalgia, phantom limb pain, and postherpetic neuralgia. In part, Ketamine infusion works on receptors in the central nervous system to reduce sensitivity to pain. Francis Corrigan, . has the experience to confidently provide this advanced pain management technique for the rare patient who does not respond to other treatments. Dr. Corrigan is currently the only Pain Management doctor providing this treatment in the Raleigh, Durham and Cary marketplace. He has successfully treated patients in Pinehurst for several years with this advanced treatment option.