Am now three weeks post op (discectomy L5S1). Sciatic pain is almost totally gone and my back pain is subsiding slowly.
My main problem is now agonising neck and shoulder pain - my meds aren't even touching it and I can't sleep or concentrate on anything! It is 5am just now and I am sitting in tears - it is as if I have just moved the sciatica from by back and leg to my neck and arm.
What can I do?