I'm coming up on 6 months post op from a left side L5-S1 laminectomy and have been in increasing pain ever since. Two post op MRIs show the surgery to be a success but the pain is absurd -- I haven't worked since I've had the surgery and each new day is continuing to get worse. I don't really leave my bed very often any more.
I've seen every major ortho or neuro that my insurance covers. No one really knows what is wrong. I had some blood tests done and the like but nothing outrageous. I have no idea where to go next -- I've tried injections, PT, chiros, painkillers/muscle relaxers, TENS machines, heat/ice, etc. and nothing has stopped my pain from continuing to get worse each day. I recently turned 28 and I'm scared shitless at this point -- I'm afraid my life is over and I have no idea what to try next. My muscles just continue to spasm in my back as the day goes on and I don't think I can take the pain much longer.