I had anterior fusion L5/S1 August last year. Initially my back pain improved for about 6 weeks. But since then it has gradually been getting worse.
My symptoms were predominantly in my lower back and down right leg, but I have started getting symptoms down my left leg as well.
My NS ordered MRI w/contrast which I has last Friday. It didn't show any nerve compromised etc. Just endplate oedema and xray showed spondylosis throughout lumbar area.
On Saturday (day after MRI) hubby smacked me on the butt which made me arch my back, the pain was so severe and I just collapsed in a heap.
Since then I have had constant pain down my right leg (like severe toothache), some weakness right leg, both feet feel like they are frost bitten, but they also feel numb, pins and needles etc. I have had to use a walking stick to get around and very few positions relieve the pain.
Any ideas on what this could be or what to do to relieve it?
I've just about run out of my breakthrough meds and don't have an appt with my gp until next week so I need to come up with some alternative treatments to get me through.
Any and all suggestions gratefully appreciated as I have two small kids and can't really lie around doing nothing.