I thought I would give this forum a try. I had surgery for spinal stenosis. The lamina was remove between three discs. The incision was virtually painless but the spasms and pain in my legs were almost unbearable for a day or so after the surgery.
I did receive some temporary relief, but now the leg pain is nearly as bad as before. The nuerosurgeon advised me there was nothing else he could do for me. So I am tolerating matters with about 15mg of Vicodin and 20mg of Valium per day.
Ironically, the longer I stay in bed, the worse the pain gets. After I take the meds and am up for a while, I am in pretty good shape. However, I cannot sit in a recliner for any lenght of time. I am a bank consultant, after retirement, and cannot stand to sit in an office chair long. I bring a drafting board along and work standing.
I do not have any back pain whatsoever. It is entirely in my legs, not always in the same area.
Does anyone have some advice on this situation? Possible and electrical pain stimulator might be of help.