My surgeon wants me to start taking the above in an attempt to check post-op sciatic nerve pain..Really started acting up abnormally last week and is getting progressively worse by the day...I mean painful,painful...Headed for another MRI as well to do a look/see of the area operated on.
Surgery (2-1/2 weeks ago) was a success in my mind to a certain degree, but it appears that there must be something additional going on affecting the nerve..Its actually getting far worse all the way down the leg than what I was dealing with prior to surgery...Not too good..I really was hoping and praying that getting the rupture in L-4 off the nerve was going to straighten things out. And it did from the standpoint that I can bend over, put socks on , do light duty hoe work in the garden, etc with no discomfort at all..Those things don't affect the nerve one way or the other at all since the procedure was done.. They did bother things bigtime prior to surgery though.
Looks like I'm back to square one on the nerve in the leg though.Especially the lower calf muscle.Geez! Can't win for losing :(