Rear.ended by drunk.driver 11.17.15
MRI 11.19.15 shows 4 bulging discs one herniated causing sciatic pain. Could hardly walk. Standing for more than 1 minute caused savage pins and needs numbness and aching in left leg. Surgeon said PT or chiro would do.nothing. need to have surgery to carve off herniated disc.
Microdiscectomy surgery performed 12.28.15
First two days post surgery I was like a new.man.
Day three pain returned. Aching but no sciatica at least. Walking 1.5 miles.per day with aid of urban walkers (like.Nordic ski poles) to minimize weight on left leg and hip.
Meds are oxycodon diazepam (valium) ibuprofen.
With them I can do anything. And feel normal again or as close to.normal.as.possible. without meds I am in pain. Difficulty walking. Favoring right side.
It's been 11 days. Is this typical?
Are the meds so that I can rehab until.meds are no.longer required?
Only pain is left lateral ligament. And a little tightness between shin and calf on left side.
Any advice greatly appreciated.
Drugs mess with my head. Help me slept well but I can't drive and I'm useless.to.my kids.
Thanks for reading.
Tony.. Sleepy in Seattle