I am new to this site, and I live in Australia. Last year in June 2013 I started off with leg pain and just thought this would be just a cramp or muscle or something on those lines, then it got serious and I started getting the worst pain of my life when it became nerve related. I would get lightning bolt shooting pains down my leg (worst pain of my life). I could not be touched otherwise I would get that lightning bolt pain, physios, osteo's tried to touch but I couldn't let them.
After many months of trying different things, I saw a surgeon who straight away said surgery is ur best option if the drugs don't work and it doesn't get better. Obviously I tried the drugs and he also recommended an epidural which I tried and nothing worked at all.
So Feb 4th, 2014 I had the operation done, and it has gradually gotten better n better, I can now walk properly, my posture is sooo much better and I don't get any sharp shooting pains no more. Surgery was a success! I am now 4 months post surgery, I still cant jog or run yet, and my leg I cannot bend still properly without pain underneath my leg. I have to take a panadol or nurofen every few days to ease the pain but I don't want to take any more drugs.
Anybody else in a similar situation? It has been 4 months and I don't want to be like this forever, please tell me it gets better. I want to be able to run and go to the gym again.