Hi. I am new to the forum. I went to EDITED and had the laser spine microdiscectomy and neural decompression procedure for a herniated disc that was compressing a nerve at the L4/L5 level. Ever since the surgery, I have had way worse pain than before the surgery. Now I live in pain every day at a level of like 8 out of 10 or higher. Mainly the pain is only bad when sitting. After the surgery, I took physical therapy for several months (and that helped me get over the foot drop that I unforunately had after the surgery). I am able to walk okay now. I have a burning pain around the L4/L5 level in my back, along my upper left buttock, and on my left side of my hip.
I am currently seeing a neurosurgeon who put me on Baclofen 80 mg / day (20 mg 4 x per day).
This is not helping the pain. I am looking for answers. Can anyone help me? Has anyone experienced something similar? I am considering accupuncture, massage therapy, hypnotherapy?? I have had 2 steroid injections in the last 2 months neither of which helped.
Please tell me I am not alone. I am losing hope.
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