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chronic siatica pain following fusion to L4L5

I had a laminectomy in November, 2012 Pain after was 3x worst. different parts of spine, but,t groin , lower back and legs. horrible! Next surgery was a fusion in January 2014 severe pain after wards Third was a fusion as the hardware came lose This third one was in June 2014 with sciatica and neuropathy following This has been absolutely and unbearable painful. Never had sciatica until now nor neuropathy I also have Parkinson's I'm taking 1800 mg of Granliss pain Its been
quite depressing. I'm in pain as I type


  • PlumbTuckeredOutPlumbTuckeredOut Philadelphia, PAPosts: 325
    Hi Professor,
    I'm sorry to hear you're in such pain. I've been through several surgeries myself and am now going to a Pain Clinic but I know how much constant pain wears me down. I remember one of my surgeries made the sciatica worse but eventually (several months later) helped it improve greatly. I wish I knew what to suggest to help everything improve. Currently I'm pretty happy because I am finally on medications which relieve 100% of the pain but I also know this is temporary so I am being grateful that I am okay for right now.

    I also have had well-meaning people over the years suggest that I take a hot bath, a bubble bath, take a walk, watch a movie.... just about everything brought tears to my eyes because I knew that had no concept of how intense the pain was that I was experiencing. I think the best thing I can say is "I'm sorry. I've been there and I know how horrible it is." It seems like there's a bunch of us here in the same boat and we understand.

    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by...... (Robert Frost)
    I still don't know if I should have taken the one that said, "Caution! Dead End" (Me)
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