I had an unsucessful Discogram (attempted they labeled it) on 7/15 and within 12 hours my pain escalated and began to worsen. I phoned the doctor who performed the procedure as directed and had no response, so attempted to call my back surgeon (both on Wednesday morning -their day off) when I got no response and was phyiscally able to sit, stand or move without intense pain radiating through my back and left leg I called my primary who directly admitted me to the hospital on Thursday morning 45 minutes after I talked to him.
I was put on Daulidin(sp) and was starting to feel better with the surgeon nor the PM doctor coming to see me until Saturday night. The Surgeon felt that I should be taken off the Daulidin immediately and put me back on Vicodin ES which I take at home and scheduled me for release in the morning. I had only been on the Vicodin for not even 12 hours (and crappy night nurses) and felt that maybe the medicine wasn't doing the job but thought give it a chance. I've been home for 36 hours and I'm in as much pain as I was when I went into the hospital.
Help - I don't know what to do.
2 lamenectomies L5-S1 (98 and 2002)
1 Spinal fusion L5-S1 (May 2006)
Hardware removal at L5S1 (Nov 2007)
*Told herniation at L4-5S1 but needed to discogram for confirmation of pain source.