Hello I am not sure where to post this. I have been diagnosed with a l4 l5 ruptured disc. It is a re ruptured disc, 19 months ago had laminotomy. This time pain much worse, alot of pain in bottom and hip. It seems to be worsening by the day. Nerve and crushing pain in calf muscle.
This AM I can't put any weight on leg, had trouble getting to bathroom. I am not sure what to do, surgery on 31st. Should I try crutches or a knee walker? Crawling? We don't have room for wheel chair but might try to find one to get me to hospital.
I am using a Tens unit, heat, ice, lidoderm patches, percocettes. Would appreciate any advice would a muscle relaxer help?. Of course it is a Saturday and I desperately need advice
8/31/15 microdiscetomy laminotomy
8/15 reruptured l5
12/24/13 laminotomy/discetomy of L5
9/98 laminectomy l4/l5