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Sciatica pain

ReismanRReisman Posts: 7
edited 01/03/2015 - 6:59 AM in New Member Introductions
I have had a second bout of sciatica for 6 months now. I had 2 herniated discs and 2 pinched
Nerves . In 2013 had microdisectomy and the
Next day I was better. Going for therapy
and doing exercises at home not helping
at all. Pain down my entire left leg. Taking
Percocet for pain. I'm stuck on what do have
done next. Appt with surgeon Jan 14.
Roselyn Reisman


  • LizLiz Posts: 8,363

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Has your doc tried a steroid to see if that will help in the meantime? When was your original surgery? I've had 2 microdisc surgeries and it can take a long time for the nerves to settle down. I would ask your doc if he could try a short course of steroids. I'm currently going through another flare and the steroids help me greatly. Trying my best to avoid surgery a 3rd time. Percocet is good for pain, but not nerve pain. Its possible you may need something for nerve pain.
    Microdiscectomy L5/S1 2010
    Revision microdiscectomy after reherniation L5/S1 2014
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  • Can't take steroids it makes me nuts.
    Roselyn Reisman
  • Reisman said:
    Can't take steroids it makes me nuts.
    Boo. Sorry to hear that.
    Microdiscectomy L5/S1 2010
    Revision microdiscectomy after reherniation L5/S1 2014
  • I had 3 epidurals and none of them worked. First microdisectomy worked 100% so I'm hoping this one will work . Scheduled for Feb. 2 nd..
    Roselyn Reisman
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