I am no stranger to back surgeries, I have had five total. Three just this year. I am fused L3- L5 and I have a severely herniated disc at L5-S1. I am having major sciatica pain down my right leg and my foot is partially numb. I am wondering if anyone can give me any tips on how to get thru the pain while I am waiting for my insurance to become effective. It doesn't go into effect until 12/22/2012. Any advice would be helpful.
Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.