Like many here, I suffer from terrible pain that starts in my lower left back and down my leg into my ankle. It is a L4-L5 problem.
I have had one ESI and am scheduled for a second this week.
I can tolerate the pain during the day, but at night it is just awful. I doze off for about 30-60 minutes than wake up in terrible pain. From that point on, I just can't fall asleep from the pain. I have not sleep more than a few hours for a long time. I saw my doctor today and my Lyrica was upped from 50 to 75 mg twice a day and they suggested I change from oxycodone 10-325 to nortab 10-325. Not sure why. The pain medicine does nothing at night to help.
I've tried all possible sleeping positions I can think of. I'm mostly on my back on the floor. I've tried chairs/recliners and they seem to be worse.
I do seem to do a bit better on my stomach, Is that considered a bad position?
I also try to stretch everyday and ride a recumbent exercise bike for about 15-30 minutes. They hurt, but I'm hoping they are helping in some way.
Any other suggestions from those going through the same thing.
Good luck to all.