I am a 35 year old female. December of 2012 I had ACDF surgery on C5-C6 with plate and screws. I only have problems with my neck and shoulder now when I do a lot of repetitive motions. I was also having lower back pain as well but because of arm pain and numbness we addressed my neck issues first. I am now suffering low back pain with sciatic pain and numbness of right foot. I have tried PT, steroid injections x2, tens unit with no relief. I am scheduled for laminectomy and discectomy for L5-S1 on 12-12-13.
Percocet 5/325 2 pills every 4-6 hours
Amitriptyline 50mg at bedtime
Fentanyl 75mcg every 72 hours
Meds barely touch pain.
But I am really hoping that this surgery will give me as much relief as my ACDF surgery did.
I have found a lot of great info on this site.
Acdf C5 C6 12/13/12
Laminectomy and Discectomy L5 S1 12/12/13