sciatica w/back lockin to right for over 1yr. and half
I,m newly a member of this website as of 10 min. ago before i subscribed i was reading all about the back pain discussions.I too was suffering from severe sciatica tha t radiated from my buttock all the way to my foot on my right side and at times my back would lock to the right where i would have to have a ambulance come pick me up off the floor and for 2 weeks i was in a wheelchair.I had a MRI and it showed i had a herniated disc L5-S1in November.I've had it for almost 2yrs.I was deadlifting more than i should have been.Anyways i just had surgery Friday the 5th.I still have the same pain and felt no relief after the surgery but i was in and out in .about 8hrs. I was suppose to be having L5-S1 (MLD ) discectomy but when the surgeon got in the he said he didn't find what he saw on the MRI so he cut around the nerve to free it up and said it will take a while for the nerve to heal cuz it has been pissed off a very long time. I was just wanting to see if any one has had this situation.I'm telling u i had the same pain not being able to sleep all that and i was put on vicodin,percoset.neurotin,dialatin,flexeril skelaxtin,robaxinand nothin helped the pain.but one day my most hospitals have thatmom brought over some excedrin extra strength gel caps they have acetaminophen250mg. aspirin250mg caffeine65mg u can get them at walgreens and even the walgreen brand works too i take2 of those and three ibuprofens 200mg a piece 7-8 hrs very little pain dont know why they work but they do for me i also take3 glucosamine chondroiton a day that works better than any narcotic prescribed to me.I also am writing this to inform those who don't have ins.I didn't either.i was referred by my dr. to the bone and spine specialist in Holland, mi DR.Adam Kremer I paid $1000.00 down and the surgery was roughly $60000.00 and i filled out a hardship form for the remainder i haven't heard whether it was accepted yet.Then for the hospital it went through there financial services for charity.Most hosp. have that that was over $16000.00.As far as the surgery i had i only have 1-2inch scar.Hopefully this has been some help i feel for all of u i'm only 37 and this is no way to liveHopefully i can get back to my life soon.DR.KREMER 616-738-4420 give the pills a try too.