Been 10 weeks since my 2 level ALIF and finally back to work. I have come to terms with the constant leg nerve pain since about week 4, however first week back to work, this week and now something else to contend with. I am in management and spend a lot of time at my desk, SITTING!!! Since day 2 back at work am now experiencing, come mid-morning, stabbing pains,(like a PICK being rammed through the sole of my right foot and my first 2 toes). It is like an electrical current, my NS is away for 3 weeks and his receptionist recommended I visit my GP. I did this and he suggests it is nerve pain and has prescribed "LYRICA". I am not too comfortable taking this as I have heard some horrific stories about side effects???? Any good experiences?? I currently only take tramadol however this new pain is not relieved by it... Any help/advice or sharing of your experience and what worked for you would be appreciated.
Thanks Di :?