Has anyone else going through this?
I had horrible back and leg pain for almost three years. Finally had an mri and it showed I had a herniated disc with a tear that was leaking in the l4/l5. After x rays it showed I also had multiple bone fragments. I was scheduled for surgery right away. Had it on June 4, 2014. Immediately after I had increasing leg pain in my left leg that went from my hip down I also had numbness. My dr. Put me on neurotin. I am now at 8 weeks. My left leg is constantly numb and achy. I have sharp horrible pains in my leg and back. It feels like my muscels are going to pop out from under my knee.It also gives out so I know have to use a cane so I don't fall. Had an mri with dye and a nerve test done last week. The dr. Doing the nerve test looked at my mri first and said the disc was rebulged on the left and that was what was causing my pain. He said I wouldn't even need to do the test because that was what was causing my pain. I decided to do the test anyways figuring my dr. Would want it before he did anything else. Met with the Dr's PA today (since the surgery I have not seen my Dr he does everything through a PA after surgery that wasn't even there during surgery) He said he had discussed with my Dr. And they don't think the disc is bulging enough and since the nerve test showed I had no nerve damage their is nothing more they are willing to do. He said at the 8 week mark if patients are still feeling pain they refer them to a psychiatrist that they recomend.I am not crazy and this is not all in my head. I own and run my own dance studio. I can't even walk down my hall without my leg giving out or crying out in pain. I can't sit because it causes my hip pain to go crazy. I have to lay propped up to get relife. I can't live like this. I have a family that needs me. What can I do???? Please, please help me.