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Sunshine26SSunshine26 Posts: 1
edited 01/07/2016 - 9:20 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi all. I'm new here and looking for advice/support. I'm a 44 year old female that has been suffering from herniated disc pain for 14 years on and off. Every couple of years I would have a flare up that would ease up with pain meds and some PT. in January of 2015 I had a real bad flare up that I ended up in the ER. I was sent home with flexeril and Vicodin which only helped temporarily. I started seeing a pain management Doctor who prescribed tramadol and PT. the pain was still there long story short in the span from Feb to May I had 3 epidural injections, one facet joint injection and a nerve block. That helped for a few months. In September I started getting muscle spasms again. The doc finally suggested I see the surgeon in his practice. In November I finally had a microdiscectomy on L3/L4 which according to MRI were the worst ones. I also have slight herniation on L5/S1 but he didn't do that one. The surgery went well. I went back to PT after 2 weeks post op and 4 weeks post op my incision got infected with staph and tested positive for mrsa. I had to have a second surgery to have the infection cleaned out. Now I'm 3 weeks post op from second surgery and my entire leg feels like it is on fire. I have never experienced this much leg pain prior to surgery. I am currently on gabapentin for the nerve pain. I was treated and cleared from the mrsa. Just wondering if having this much burning pain is normal. Doc says its residual pain and nerves are inflamed from having surgery twice in same spot. Any advice would be great. My entire body burns from yeh inside out. Thanks


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