I have dealt with Chronic Back Pain since 2000. I had a Lumbar Laminectomy done in 2005 and a L4/L5 Spinal Fusion done in December of 2007. We really thought that this last surgery worked until February of 2008 when the back pain and left-leg pain returned with a vengeance. This pain has gotten progressively worse. I am taking 450mg of Lyrica a day and 6 Lortabs a day. Now, I have an appointment on Thursday of this week with my doctor, who has taken over my pain management. I was at a pain management clinic until June of 2008, but they decided to forgo all other treatments other than medication. I just did not see the need of driving 45 miles bi-monthly and forking out $140.00 just to get a scrip!
Anyway, I have started having pain in my right leg; it started about a week ago. It’s very similar to the constant pain that I have in my left leg but it seems to be more severe; although it’s not constant at all. It shows up 2 or 3 times a day and lasts about 30 minutes and the pain is only from my knee down to the bottom of my ankle. Just curious to see others thoughts on this. I’ve never had pain in my right leg before. I hope and pray that it’s not signaling another messed up disk.