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Nerve Pain

I had spinal surgery removing old hardware and installing new at levels L4,5 and S1 3 months ago. The nerve pain in my legs in unbearable. I'm taking Hydrocodone, 6 Gabapentin at bedtime and Baclofen. I have pain during the day - - like I have on knee socks but at night it is unbearable. I sleep for 30 to 45 minutes on side with pillow between my knees. The leg pain awakens me and had gotten so bad I feel like I'm having seizures. My legs hurt and now shake so bad that I'm almost thrown off the bed. Lying on my back doesn't help. Surgeon wants to do mylogram  (sp?) but he was so anxious to cut (and I let him) that I'm afraid of anything else. Anybody else suffer like this?



  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 6,478

    hello louisville!
    welcome to spine-health

    i'm a little confused. you said your surgeon wants "to do a myelogram but he was anxious to cut and i let him". a myelogram involves injecting dye into the spinal canal during an x-ray to assess nerve roots. i don't understand the part about the cutting.

    please provide us with more information to make it easier for another member to respond.
    also, please click on the welcome link below and the tutorial to give you more information on the forum.
    welcome to spine health

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