Hi fellow back pain people.
I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have a severe herniation of my L5 S1. It is causing a lot of pain and numbness. I have been managing to keep it under good control with 800 of motrin, gabapentin, and half of a hydrocodone sometimes at night.
I'm going to try to have an epidural injection to relieve the intense pain but they are telling me that I need to stop the ibuprofen for 8 days before the procedure. I do bleed easily so I really probably have to do so.
I can't use narcotics during the day because I am still working/driving.
Is there something else I can use that I might not know about.