L5-S1 Discectomy in April now experiencing EXTREME pain from my lower back to toes. Help
Hello everyone I had posted back earlier in the year and went and had a discectomy done on the discs and the surgery went GREAT!! I was totally pain free for about a month and couple weeks, my Dr. and I were both very happy with the results but alas about the middle of May all of a sudden I woke up one morning and was in the worst pain I had EVER felt in my life and was basically paralyzed with it I didn't want to move.
I noticed the area in which I had the surgery done was swollen and tender to the touch and the pain radiated down my leg to my toes. It went away after a few hours and some pain medication and muscle relaxers. It was fine for a week or two then on Fathers Day on the way home from a cook out I was driving and went to shift my weight in the seat and all of a sudden a pain so severe and sharp hit me, it felt like an electrical shock of high voltage ( I am en electrician so I know what it feels like) running from the area all the way down to my toes. It hurt so bad I let go of the steering wheel and gripped the arm rest and the door handle to try and push myself out of the chair to get it to stop hurting, if it weren't for my wife I would have wrecked my car.
Ever since then the pain has been constant and feels like a sharp aching pain that goes from my lower back down my right butt cheek down the outside of my right thigh then around mid shin it goes to the front of my leg to the top of my foot and now my 2nd 3rd and 4th toes go numb every once in a while.
It does not matter if I am laying down, siting, walking, it hurts constantly and nothing is taking the pain away even the pain medications they have prescribed me. I can't get back into see my Surgeon until July 19th and the pain is getting to be unbearable. I am no stranger to pain as before I had the surgery I lived with constant back pain for 10 years from a herniated disc in L5.
I am just wondering if any of you have also had this problem and what did you do for the pain, what was your diagnosis? Oh I am also taking Prednisone and Motrin for anti-inflammatory and as with the pain meds they are not working. I was just wondering if any one else has experienced this. I am sorry for the long post and thank you in advance.