I'm baaack lol after many a computer problem I'm back online again. I am 6 months post op L4-5 fusion-screws rods all that jazz, and 1 yr post op L3-4/L4-5 microdiscectomy (rehernated).
I have been through the ringer and am ready to throw in the towel.
Been thru 3 months pt, and aquatherapy, but now I have increased pain and nerve pains/jolts electricity that goes down both legs in different areas. I am on 1500mg neurontin, sometimes muscle relaxers, sleep meds, vicoden (does crap). I am limited daily on what I can do/accomplish, and walking triggers even more nerve pains to the point I haveto stop dead in my tracks until it goes away.
I saw the surgeon, he wants a MRI and EMG. Haven't gone yet for them awaiting scheduling.....
Anyone have INCREASED or new nerve pains SIX MONTHS (actually started @ 5 months) after a lumbar fusion? Its breaking throu the neurontin, I was bedridden for 9 months, so I cant complain much as I am walking now, also thanks to neurontin. I do get my limp back if I am up too much, 2 days and until it rains, and now I can't get comfortable even in bed at nite or on the recliner.
My legs ache alot again too like I was beaten with a bat. I do not have a right knee or achilles reflex still either, and if the PT tries to straighten my leg while I sit it stays bent cuz of the muscle or something, it does not go straight still. It is worse this month compared to last month.
Sometimes when I sit one or both legs will go dead and I try to stand or move them around and my ankle just rolls cuz the leg is dead after about 10 minutes it comes back.
Anyone get an EMG AFTER fusion? similar pains? what was the result? Surgeon said it could show negative even WITH my pains. IDK. I'm at a loss.
Any help appreciated. Thanks.