Will I be on pain meds for ever?
5yrs since I had a discectomy and a laminectomy for herniated disc which caused drop foot permanently. Pain has been worse since surgery to L4/L5. Was on oxycontin but have now been on 90mg daily of msContin. Went through a Course at a pain clinic which didn't help. i have tried most things. I cannot walk very far before my r) buttock goes into such a spasm I have to stand still for sometime before I can move again.I have also been doing hydrotherapy. Unfortunately because of the paralysis to my l) foot and lower leg my gait is very bad and none of the therapists have been able to help. Have tried to get off pain meds from time to time but the pain becomes overwhelming and I can't last more than a day. My pain Specialist is happy for me to stay on morphine but it worries me that I might be causing internal problems with it. I think I need reassurance!