i am new to the forum, and would just like some advice, i am 43 years old and have degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and facet joint disease, i was diagnosed ten years ago after a spinal fusion and two discemtomys and a de compression. i have had chronic pain, mainly lower back and in my legs, but over the last six months the symptons have become more unbearable, i was admitted to hospital about three months ago, my surgeon decided to do a decompression as an emergency procedure and to lengthen the rods in my spine after a myleogram. but then did a complete 360 the next day, and i was sent home on pain meds, mst, gabapentin and diazapam.
Over the past week, the pain has gone off the scale, and i am experiencing numbness in my feet and weirdly my fingers, i am also having bladder problems ie spasms and frequency, also bowel probs with extreme pain in my spine and legs when i try to open my bowels.
I am feeling really down and isolated and am not sure if this is just a progression of my illness or something that needs to be assessed by a doctor.
i would appreciate any advice or just some support. thanks for taking the time to read this