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2 1/2 years post thoracotomy chest wall pain--please help.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 27, 2013
  • 06:06 PM

Hello- I had left side thoracotomy December 2010 for lung Ca and a left lower lobe removal. I have had severe left chest wall pain ever since.

I had three rizotomy sessions for a total of 10 nerves ablated and still have severe pain daily. I take narcotics daily and use ice and heat as well.

Can anyone tell me what or who I should consult for some relief or is this as good as it gets?

An MRI last year resulted in "nerve entrapemnt within the scar tissue". Is this treatable and if so- how and by whom?

I have tried acupuncture, PSTIM and relaxation techniques...The PSTIM was helping but I have a titanium allergy and could not continue that treatment.

That you for any help.

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