I have DDD for a few years now. Since 2004, I have had 4 surgeries on my spine. 3 lumbar, 1 cervical. For 3 weeks now, I have been in excruciating pain from a new herniation. It is centrally located on L4/L5. It is affecting my lower back, right buttocks and right leg. Today, it started down my left leg as well. I see the neurosurgeon on Monday to see what course of action he will take. I am assuming fusion since this I have already had microdisectomy done on this disk already.
Anyways, I have been given flexirol, percocet, vicodin, and anti inflammatories so far and NOTHING eases the pain. They only relax me so I can sleep.
Does anyone recommend anything that has worked for them to help until surgery? I am desperate. I have never felt like this before with any of my previous problems. Even laying down, I am not getting relief.
Thanks so much.