My left butt, behind left leg have been killing me for 9 days now, I have a bulge at L5 & S1 both my feet are numb and the outside of my left leg. I have C4-7 front surgery 2008 and from the back of C4-7 2009 when the 1st surgery did not fuse.
My doctor gave me prednisone to take for 10 days today.
This sucks, my surgeon and I agreed two months ago to hold off any surgery due to "Short term gain with Long term pain" knowing the upper one will blow in a short amount of years. When my pain doctor comes back in Sept I will try a epidural again, the first time it didn't' do anything.
The only relief I get is sitting a soft chair or laying down, not much of a life right now. I do pool exercises to help, me and three other broken down guys. Due to my neck I have been on SSDI for a year and half, can't wait until March to get my Medicare.