I had combined anterior and posterior L4 - s1 fusion with instrumentation on December 10. I had about two weeks of relief from the burning in my left buttocks that I have had for two years. I am also pleased to say that the pain used to travel down my left leg is gone.
Now the burning is back and it is intense. Most of the time it feels like a burning, sharp heat in my left butt cheek. Sometimes, it escalates to something like electricity shooting down my leg.
My question is what has worked most successfully for you with nerve pain. I have taken Neurontin for about a year now. Not sure that it really does anything but afraid not to take as maybe the pain is much worse.
I would be really interested in any feedback if you were on neurontin but switched to lyrica or other meds with more success. I soooo want this burning to stop!