I am new to the boards. Anyway; I had surgery last July for my herniated disc. My surgeon was only able to take partially some of the disc out (basically surgery was unsuccessful). I have nerve damage in two of my nerves in my left leg. I take Norco 10/325mg (6x day) and Neurontin 800mg/night & 600mg/day.
My pain seems to be getting worse and I can barely do anything. It hurts to walk and sit (and I am a data entry person). I walk with a cane and recently got a back brace (not sure if that is helping or making it worse). The pain level lately has reached anywhere between a 7-9. I get swollen ankles, numbness/tingling sensation in my lower left leg and into my foot. Yesterday out of nowhere I got this extreme shooting pain in my left thigh (level 9) that made my thigh slightly swollen and has a muscle bulg on the side. Couldn't even make it 8 hours at work yesterday. Still having trouble today walking on my left leg.
I have already tried epidural shots and those don't work.
My next surgery (spinal fusion) will be in October.
Should I call my pain management doctor to see if there is anything else I should do. Just need some opinions. Help Me!