10 years ago I had pain in my back and down my leg to my toe. I went to Orhtro dr and had an mri done. All I remember is the word surgery and L5S1. I relied on pain killers since then.
Then the pills started making me very sick. I had olfactory hallucinations and nausea constant. I used suboxone for the cravings and months later use tiny specks of it occasionally. I still feel the cravings and im still nauseous and weak.
Now the pain is changing.. I describe it best by explaining that It feels much as it would if I was driving a bicycle up a steep hill and the burn comes to my hips and down my legs. Horrible burn that brings on weakness and I cannot take another step. I must stand still for a few minutes and let it drain out and then go on with my errand. Now today I feel pain at my waist band in my back and my arms are getting that weakness. I am almost helpless..
Im 69 years old and im not over weight... I am generally in good health otherwise. Im looking to make an appointment with an Orthopedic doctor Monday... and I wish I could go today.