Scheduled S1 L5 Fusion Dec 28 , 2011
I'm 39 years old and mother of a 4 and 6 year old. I have had leg numbness and tingeling for years (20 years). I had an accident during high school that might have started it all not really sure at this time. have had a few exacertions throuhgh the y ears. The first one about 7 years ago and the last one two years ago. For the last two years I have had back and leg pain off and on. It can last five monthsr two days but it comes back. I'm taking celebrex not 200 mg a day. That took most of the pain away with intermitten vicodin here and there. I would probably take one on the average every few days. The celebrex is now not helping after 4 months. I feel leg discomfort alll day long while i'm sitting. I have back pain constantly while i'm moving. Pain is every day about a level 4. Ihave had much worse pain expecially during the exacerbation periods. I'm scheduled for s1 l5 fusion. I have degenerative disc disease and both my nerves are severly pinched. I'm scarred if I dont have the surgery I willhave permanent nerve damage. Any advice?