Nerve pain from spinal fusion
I am in desperate need for any tips/advice for dealing with nerve pain post op. My boyfriend had his l4/l5 spinal fusion over 12yrs ago and is so miserable it is hard to watch. I am no stranger to the emotional struggle of watching someone go through the aftermath of this surgery. My ex husband had to have the exact same operation and I was there for it all. It is heart wrenching to watch someone in so much pain 24/7/365 and knowing there is nothing to take it away, physically or emotionally. Like I said he is 12yrs post op and the nerve damage in his legs is so severe that 90% of the time he can't feel them and what seems to help the most is for me to squeeze and massage them as hard as I can. Even then he can barely feel me doing this. Does anyone have ANY advice for us at all? I am open for anything! Are there any kind of devices/equipment you can buy to squeeze legs? I know back braces can help with extra support but is there anything at all that would help with his legs on his weakest days?