I'm now almost 6 wks. after Lumbar Decompression. I am in the same pain as I had before surgery. The severe pain radiates from my left cheek, around and down the front of my leg, then at the knee, moves to the inside of lower leg down to my ankle. There seems to be no stopping it. My surgeon says it's because of the nerves being disturbed and they need to heal, which may take time. I asked this question before, but really didn't get many replies. Has anyone heard of the disk rupturing to the outside instead of inside. He said that only 1 in 100 have this type of rupture, which made the surgery much more difficult. Please reply if you're familiar with this.
My concern is I am having as much pain now as I did before the surgery. I take a lot of meds for blood pressure, cholesterol, and etc. For pain, I'm on Norco, Lyrica, Celebrex, and Flexeril. He just added the Flexerill and stopped Soma two days ago. I have an appt. at the Pain Management Dr. on Jan. 19th. I just don't know how long I can go on in this pain. Any recommendations or insight, let me know. Thanks to all of you for your previous replys.