I have herniation at L4 L5 S1
Started in September. Had S1 injections, didn't help. PT, no help, many medications, nope. Finally had a discetomy
On July 30th. For 3 days post op I felt like a real human! Day 4, BAM. Leg pain returned, 100% worse than prior to surgery. I went to ER bc I couldn't take the pain. Another MRI, steroids......day 2 and 3 with steroids helped...but pain is now back with a vengeance. I had my post op appt yesterday and my Dr wants to try the injections again...said sometimes the nerves over react after surgery from being compressed for so long, they need to wake up....but new MRI showed S5 possible issues.
I walk with a pretty significant limp now, never did prior to surgery....I'm spending my days in bed, because after I'm up for more than 15 minutes the pain is too much. I sit and cry all the damn time because I want my normal life back and people just don't get it...
Any ideas? Please...this is all too much
L4 L5 S1