About Me: Male, 54, Dearborn, MI, member since Jan 2010
I had what I consider successful back surgery in Sept.2009. I have very bad pain an want to know more about what medications I will be able to use. I have not had a drink since August 26, 1996 an I remain sober.
Just a quick note to say hi!
I myself had the L4 Cage rods and screws put in. 10 days later the pain in my right leg started, oh my god, i've never felt anything like it, not even just the pain but the sensations are totally weird, like something is crawling around in my foot, my foot is so sore i was convinced that i had an injury and could not even touch it, every time i stand it feels like my leg is going to explod, tomorrow my surgeon is going to see me im hopeing he will give me an xray to see whats going on, some people are saying it could just be the nerves refiring!! but im yet to see someone actually right up that they had that pain after spine surgery and now its gone, kind regards Debbie
Are you having problems is that why you need to go back into the operating room. I will tell you my sis's doc prescribed many different pains meds (she did not ask for them, that is just protocol). Unless you are in a ton of pain and cannot walk have you tried a good chiropractor. My sis wishes she knew about the chiropractor we now both have, before she had her spine fused at L5/S1 she might have been able to avoid the fusing. good luck achilles2
Hi, slapshot ...
I guess I left because nobody seemed inclined to tell me how much longer it would be, and my son had a doctor appointment I didn't want to be late for. I used to be a medical receptionist, and I never let any of our patients sit for that long without updating them on their appointment time! I don't mind waiting as long as I don't start feeling invisible.
It sounds like you've been through the wringer with your back! I remember taking Percocet years ago when I had my last c-section, and it was like a miracle. No side effects at all, and NO PAIN. I'm getting a second opinion on the surgery, and hopefully can come up with a decision about what to do ... and I have to do something or it's going to get worse.
Hope your upcoming surgery gives you some improvement!
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