I suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy. As I understand it, my nerve endings are DEAD and will not regenerate. I also have Chronic Low Back Pain, had a 3 disc laminectomy back in 1983. I also have sciatica, spinal stenosis, deteriorating disc disease and 2 compressed discs. I attempted a Spinal Cord Stimulator back in Nov. 2010 but it increased the pain instead of decreasing the pain. I have been taking 40-60 mg total of Methadone daily, along with Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure meds and Type 2 Diabetes controlled by meds only. All these problems are controlled by medication. While the Methadone controls the lower back, right hip, right leg and right knee pain it DOES NOT impact the Peripheral Neuropathy. That pain is do-able during the day but excruciating at night. I have taked the following all to no avail: MICRO VAS ELECTRICAL STIMULATION, ANODYNE THERAPY, ANALGESIC PATCH, LYRICA, CYMBALTA, NEURONTIN, MEDANX, CAPSACION OINTMENT, ETHYL CHLORIDE, BIO-FREEZE GELS AND MINERAL ICE.
My pain management physician wants me to think about having a Morphine Pump "installed" but taking everything into consideration, I am genuinely leery as well as frustrated and quite angry. In your opinions, do you think the morphine pump would work for me and will it impact the P.N.?
Eddie Lee Osler