Hi I just found out my l5 nerve root is being compressed by a re ruptured l5 disk. I have a moderate rupture right side.
I see the surgeon 8/21 for consult after the MRI. I had original surgery, laminotomy 12/24/13. I did not know it could re rupture. I was told no restrictions. I am hopeful I could get a laminectomy. The first doctor said fusion very flip like. Then agreed to try ESI, steroid injection at a pain management place.
He has put me on prednisone, told me to stop Advil. I am still having pain. I am using a Tens unit and lidoderm patches so I can walk. Also taking percocettes but they don't seem strong enough. The pain is crippling, I can only walk to bathroom. Pain is from right side low back down right side of calf. Pain in bottom feels like something is broken. Knee buckles.
I would appreciate any advice. So sorry my post isn't better. Pain so severe I'm not thinking right. I am not sure where to post this
Thank you, D
8/31/15 microdiscetomy laminotomy
8/15 reruptured l5
12/24/13 laminotomy/discetomy of L5
9/98 laminectomy l4/l5