I'm almost serious. I've been in so much pain the last week. I'm talking most of the time in the 8 - 10 range. My background....I had a successful ADR in 2003 at L5S1 which was good for a few years. Followed 2 years ago by a 3 level fusion and Laminectomy. Everything was going along great until a month ago when my pinkie toe and the one next to it went numb along with the outer half of the sole. Then almost two weeks ago it was agony getting out of bed. No real back pain, just intense burning going down the back of my thigh. It is so painful I feel like I'm going to pass out . In the beginning it was only in the morning that I'd have the leg pain, then the foot would still be numb. The last few days the thigh pain is excruciating all day long. I'm now in a wheelchair. Sometimes I can stand for 2-3 minutes before its excruciating. Sometimes it's instantly. I went to a Neurologist who ordered an MRI which was done yesterday. He's doing an nerve conduction study next week. I have an appt with my back surgeon's PA in two days. I went to the ER last week. They did regular XRays and said the hardware all looks correctly placed. They gave me Steroids and muscle relaxants and I have Norco. None of the drugs have done a thing. Any thoughts on what could be causing it? I can't go on like this forever.
Artificial disc at L5S1 for 10 years. Had 3 Level lumbar fusion and Laminectomy on Sept 27, 2013. It was an OLIF (Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion) with cages, BMP, rods & screws. Norco, Plaquenil