After 13 years of Spinal Fusion L5-S1 due to DDD I am having chronic back pain again. The sciatic nerve is on fire going down to my left leg, tingling and numbness. The pain is "manageable" with pain patches and laying down on a specific position. Standing up or sitting down makes the pain severe. I am unable to use NSAID's because of history of ulcers and narcotic drugs are a big "no no". So, I take the pain, or at least try to.
The last MRI I had this year was inconclusive because the metals on my back distort the MRI.
Has anybody gone through this?? Any ideas or suggestions?? By the way, has anybody tried using vitamin B12 injections to help with pain, etc?
DDD - Spinal Fusion L5-S1 @ 23
15 years later can't get a "readable" MRI and in pain.
Sciatic Nerve on fire...I need firefighters!!