I had a two-level microdiscectomy and foraminotomy on May 30th for a whole host of spinal problems. Most of my pain was on my left side. Since surgery my left side feels pretty good but I'm having a LOT of pain now on my RIGHT side. It's right in my right buttock and sometimes goes into my ankle and foot so I'm assuming its sciatica/nerve pain. I'm guessing they irritated the nerve during surgery. Two steps forward, one step back.
Anyway, I tried Ben Gay on the pain tonight and it actually helped a bit. I was wondering if anyone knows if there's a stronger/prescription strength version of Ben Gay that I could ask my doctor about. I have hydrocodone and Nucynta and neither have helped at all so i was pretty surprised that I felt a difference with Ben Gay when opiods havent even helped. Thanks for any suggestions!