Has anyone got an good ideas on how to try & relieve sciatica pain?? I have it in both legs right down to the feet where it feels like it is spreading from the centre of the feet to the outer edges. I also have several numb patches to the back of my right thigh which are worrying me - any ideas?. I also have drop foot & outer foot nerve damage, from my last surgery, on my left side. Some days are bette than others!
I will write it up in my signature but I have previously had a lamenectomy L4-L5 (July 2004)then a 2 level fusion with rods screws & cages, third level with dynamic stabalisation (December 2006) (L3-4 L4-5 L5-S1).
I have current undiagnosed back pain which is mainly centre based but does move to left & right & move into the hips. I take MST Morphine 3 x30mg , & 20mg of oramorph daily & 8 x co-codamol 30/500's daily
I am due to go into hospital on the 17th march 09 for a second set of facet joint & ganglian nerve root injections - but these only last 5-7 weeks top end & i'm still never totaly pain free.
last time I spoke to anyone about my pain was when they did the last set of injections at the very start of July last year.
When I was still under the spinal team at my district hospital if I was having a bad time i could call one of the specialised nurse practitioners & had them on speed dial on my phone & even had their pager numbers, now being "pain clinic" nothing!!!!! only my doctors secretary who seems to take delight in telling me how long a list he has & how long I will have to wait for treatment as they are doing things in order of when people were listed rather than prioritising them due to need!!!! (old bag!) mind you I did throw a major tantrum last week & got things moving a little which was a minor acheivement but I felt better LOL! Sorry rambling again - having a bad pain day & another 1 1/2 hrs before knock off time!