there has been 2,5 months, since I had a laminectomy/discectomy at l5-s1 and I'm still in constant pain. The thing that worries me is that the leg pain is still there.
Three weeks ago my doctor said that there might be an inflammation in the nerve root, caused by the surgery, prescribed some medications and ensured me that there is nothing to worry about, cause the lamina that was pinching the nerve is gone. Took the whole box of them and nothing changed.
Paradoxically the only thing that eases my pain is alcohol!
I have also gained weight which I am sure that makes the situation worse.
Must return to work in a week, but it seems impossible for now.
Tried to start long walks but couldn't stay up for long time.
Anyone with the same experiences? Should I visit another doctor, or stick with the one that performed the surgery?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions-advices..