I have been diagnosed with perm nerve root damage, after 3 spine surgeries. My left thigh, hip, shin and foot have pain daily. My thigh is the worst. I had two doctors give the same opinion from two different states. My surgeon assured me that the last surgery had my nerves free and clear. But the pain has disabled me. I traveled all over the world working with spine surgeons in research and now I am lucky to drive a half hour before pain throbs in my thigh. The pain never goes away and the EMG showed the nerve root damage. I take neurontin and vicodin but my pain doctor is considering an oppit, they scare me. My leg is getting weaker and the doctor said I can only walk. I tried a DCS trial but because of another medical issue I have to have MRI's every year so I cannot have one placed in.
Any cheerful thoughts or opinions are greatly appreciated.