Re: TENS after discectamy
I had a laminectomy at the same levels, where the doctor (Dr. Daniel Wecht)left the buldging disc. The pain in my sciatia, left leg, and lower back is at times unbearable. even a percocet will not take it away. This has gone on for 4 years, surgery being August 20, 2004 and I have had therapy for all that time, sometimes you just don't want to go and I would give it up for awhile but the pain has always sent me back. I never thought that the tens machine would aggravate it because with me I have less pain for about 2 hours after treatment, the relief never lasts. Right now my entire back is swollen like never before because I sat alot this week, there was no other option for me. The pain keeps me up at night too. This does give me something to think about but in reviewing the last 4 years with myself I would have to say it helps not hurts but I will watch more carefully. I don't know if this helps you or not. Hope you feel better.
Last edited by gcbpgh; 03-20-2005 at 08:12 AM.