I had surgery on a severe bulged disc in 2008 (L5S1) and had no issues until the end on 2012 when I had my gallbladder removed. Maybe I was positioned wrong or something, but I've had issues coming and going since then. I'll wake up at times with my back aching and a couple ibuprofen will do the job. But every once in a while it's much worse. The pain is different the before. The pain slowly builds up until almost intolerable. It's bilateral that radiates down to my calves when it gets really bad. I can barely walk and movement is almost impossible. This has happened 10 or so times and is happening more frequently. I've gone into the walk in clinic and usually get 30mg IM Toradol which is the only thing that has helped.
Anyways, I'm making an appt. with my neurologist but that will probably take a while to get in. I'm going to try to see my doctor soon and see if I can get a prescription for something similar to Toradol so I don't have to go in every time. I talked to a pharmacist and he said doctors are reluctant to prescribe that because it isn't suppose to be long term. Has anyone had similar symptoms and a medication that has helped?
(I've been given meloxicam that was useless. I am also trying to stay away from narcotics for personal reasons)