I am new here. I am 65 yr , was very active in good shape pre op, had back issues all my adult life, managed to keep surgery at bay with exercise, chiropractic, inversion table, but the slippage and stenosis finally produced intractable pain, tried epidurals, acupuncture, no long lasting relief. Went to top Ny hospital and top surgeon, but I have more pain and neural symptoms now than pre op. I am very discouraged. Doc did follow up !MRI, says it looks good, but I sure do not feel good.
Sleeping is almost impossible because of pain in all positions a d parasthesia on outer thigh with electric shocks and burning , and claudication on both sides of leg and calf. I just do not know what to expect, what do people use for relief. Could not tolerate percocet, caused loss of appetite and hallucinations. Any words of wisdom?