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11/18 - ended up in hospital with pain shooting down my right leg ... turned our to be low back herniated disc.
Pain doc put me on hydroquodone (3/day - 5 mg) and gabapentin(400 mg 1-2/day) for 2 months. Doc stopped it cold turkey 12/24/18.
The Only help ive had is PT - but its not helping; i hurt too often to do the exercises.
Nuerosurgeon thinks all ill need is PT - i dont want to be a surgery case so i was glad that he didnt think it suit my situation.
Only place that has given me hope is the chiropracter ... im scared as i dont want to get worse, but it gives me hope. Anyone else get better from this? Also, anyone recommend inversion tables?
The reason for my back issue is a mystery ... almost 15 yrs ago i had a car accident that swung me around. I had overall pain for awhile, but never saw a doc about it. I also was a family caregiver and may have used my back too much. I stand all day in my seasonal business ... terrified i wont be well by april. I also had a history of jogging 5 ks.
The trigger was from doing yard work oct 23, 2018 and ive been off and on crutches, taking pain meds, limping, crying, bent over ... ever since.
The pain is low back ( which is often hot to the touch), right hip, right flexer, down right leg to right outer ankle, numb right toe...... when i have a good day, i can get halfway through a super walmart, standing straight and can bearly leave the store, bent ove4 my cart.
Any advice on recovering from this? Any safe pain remedies meanwhile.? Chiropractic successes? Inversion tables? Yoga? Thanks for any help.