i've written about this problem on numerous occasions. i've had 4 back surgeries and have had pain for approximately 10 years. my ortho dr retired and he was going to do an injection. i have a new one now and i will see him next week. anyway. my pain and inability to walk gets worse by the month. i still have pain in back-mid level and pain that goes from butt to mid leg on right side. at night the pain is worse,, and my leg gets numb. sometimes it is numb just in my foot and sometimes it is down my whole leg. just walking is a chore. i can walk about 100 ft then have to rest. it is really affecting my quality of life. i can't go for walks, shop, and even going to disneyland was a problem. i rented a chair. anyone suffer from the same problem? has anything helped? i have become very depressed over this and even my co workers have noticed. i teach and had 2 months to rest up, but to no avail. nothing works
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.