On May 27th, 2009, my 18 year old daughter had a sacrococcygeal teratoma and her tailbone surgically removed. The teratoma was infected with MRSA. Before the sugeryshe had shooting pains and some numbness up her spine and down her legs. Since then she has had 2 more sugeries to flush MRSA at teratoma site. The last one last week. Still her pain in her spine and legs is extreme. Right now she is in the ER seeking relief from the pain. As well, about a week ago, while cooking dinner her leg went numb which caused her to fall. We had post op visit with surgeon last Monday. She seemed to think past constant pain was self perpetuating itself, what does that mean? Why is she still in pain? Who can help her? BTW, she is not on any mediations right now for pain or for MRSA. She has had several rounds of both oral and IV antibiotics. What is causing this pain?
Any advice would help.