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THIS PAIN IS LITERALLY KILLING ME, I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE AND NONE OF MY MEDS ARE WORKING AT ALL. I EVEN TOOK A MORPHINE 100 MG AND JUST A LITTLE HELP. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DONT KNOW ME, I WAS REALLY ACTIVE IN THE GROUP LAST YEAR, I HAD AN WORK INJURY 11/06 AND WAS OFF WORK A YEAR AND 1 MONTH. I INITALLY STARTED WITH A HERNIATED DISC TO 2 LEVELS L/4-L/5 AND L/5-S/1 BOTH WERE BULDGES INTIALLY, I HAD ALL THE SIGNS OF NERVE ISSUES, BUT NONE OFF THE TEST SHOWED IT. IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE MRI I HAD IN OCT. WHERE EVERYTHING SHOWED UP, PROTRUSIONS, ANNULAR TEARS, HERNIATION, SPINAL STENOSIS, FORAMINAL STENOSIS AND SOMETHING ELSE CANT REMEMBER IT ALL. I RECENTLY JUST STARTED HAVING THE MILD DISCOMFORT, BUT NOTHING TO CRY OVER, WORKING AND MOVING ON WITH LIFE. THEN WEDNESDAY OF LAST WEEK IT CHANGED, ALL OF THE SUDDEN THE PAIN CAME BACK FULL FORCE, UNEXPECTED AND IT HAS NOT LEFT SINCE. I HAVE SEEN A W/C DOC WHICH WAS NOT MINE AND HE TOLD ME THAT SURGERY IS REALLY MY ONLY OPTION AT THIS POINT. BUT, HE DOES NOT KNOW ME, SO I CANT TRUST HIS WORDS. I AM WAITING FOR MY LAWYER TO CALL BACK TO SEE WHAT TO DO, I NEED TO SEE A SURGEON BUT ONE OUTSIDE MY NETWORK, BECAUSE WITHIN MY NETWORK THEY WILL ONLY PERFORM A ADR AND FUSION, I ONLY WANT THE MOST MINIMALLY INVASIVE ONE. SO NOW I SIT IN TERRIBLE PAIN AND WAIT. I SEE MY REAL W/C DOC ON WEDNESDAY, THE SAD PART IS THAT I HAVE ALREADY BEEN PNS SO I DONT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.

DO YOU GUYS THINK THINGS HAVE GOTTEN WORSE LIKE THE TEAR OR SOMETHING? ESP. FOR IT TO COME OUT OF NO WHERE, OR IF I REINJURED MYSELF, I TELL YOU I WOULD NOT WISH THIS PAIN ON MY WORST ENEMY, I CANT WALK, BARELY FROM THE COUCH TO THE BATHROOM, MY WHOLE LEFT LEG FROM BUTTOCKS DOWN HURT, TOES NUMB AND THEN THE GROIN PAIN AND R INNER THIGH PAIN, THE PAIN IN MY BACK IS CRAZY ALL LOWER BACK WITH THE WORSE SPASMS, I GUESS THATS WHAT THEY ARE BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKE SOMEONE IS TAKING A KNIFE AND STABBING ME. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO, I HAVE CALLED IN SEVERAL TIMES AND THIS IS MY NEW JOB, A DESK JOB, BUT ITS HARD TO SIT LONG PERIODS OF TIME. LAYING DOWN WITH PILLOW PROPED IS THE ONLY WAY. HAVE ANY OF YOU EXPERIENCED THIS, DO YOU THINK I SHOULD GO A HEAD WITH THE SURGERY? I AM SO CONFUSED AND I HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM THE BOARD SO LONG, I DONT EVEN REMEMBER MUCH. THANKS FOR READING, ANY ADVICE OR OPNION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.:mad:
[QUOTE=Baybreeze;3540829]((((((((((KKMOM))))))))))))))), awww I'm soo sorry!! I know you feel as the same kind of thing keeps happening to me. I was pretty good after surgery until about 6 months, then wHAMMO. Most of it ended up to be scar tissue problems, however, I did also have herniations again. (I did not have a fusion)
Got a nerve block after 3 months suffering like you....extreme nerve pain running down my rear & leg, numb foot,etc. The nerve block helped stop the nerve pain. Then maybe 3 or 4 weeks after the block, whammo again! More pain....got something like you describe, felt like I was stabbed in a specific spot in my spine with a hot knife!! Tried to walk, then got god awful nerve pains around both outer hips and into groin areas, then massive spasms.
And every several weeks, something like this keeps happening to me, too.

It definitely sounds like something happened in there....sounds like something is compressing your sciatic nerves. Ohh I sooo sympathize for you. I wish I could suggest something that might help. I know I tried everything in desperation, one time, I could not even lay down, sit, or stand. It's just sooo hard and it sucks that we have to suffer through these things for all of us.

You definitely need to see a doc soon to try to get some sort of pain relief and to find out what happened. I'll keep you in my thoughts...
HEY THERE BAYBREEZE, I AM SORRY YOU ARE STILL HAVING TO DEAL WITH THIS PAIN TOO! ITS THE WORST, I ALMOST CAN SAY MORE THAN CHILDBIRTH, BECAUSE AT LEAST WITH THAT IT WILL END SOON, THIS HERE YOU NEVER KNOW. MY DOC DID MENTION IT CAN BE MY POSITION TOO SOMETHING LIKE THAT. ALL I KNOW IS THAT THE MEDS DONT HELP, I CAN HARDLY MOVE, I ALREADY FEEL TRYING TO GET OUT OF BED(THIS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE) AND THAT I AM TAKING MORPHINE WHICH IS STRONG, BUT BARELY TAKES THE EDGE OFF. I AM GETTING FRUSTRATED WITH WAITING. I SEE MY CHIRO AGAIN TOMORROW, WHEN I SAW HIM IN THE SUMMER HE HELPED ALOT, BUT I DONT KNOW IF I FELT LIKE THIS THEN. SOMETHING IS REALLY DIFFERENT, AND IS IT NORMAL FOR YOUR GROIN AREA TO FEEL WARM OR MAYBE FLUSHED WITH FEVER? I KNOW I AM NOT MAKING SENSE, BUT I CANT DESCRIBE IT, I NEVER HAD IT BEFORE, IT JUST A WEIRD FEELING. YOU TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF TOO!