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Back Problems board

Sheri -

You can ask for something like Topomax or Neurontin to help with the burning. That's nerve pain. A lot of us had it, and it did subside in the majority of cases. The meds help take the edge off.

For muscle spasms, ask your doctor for Flexeril or Skelaxin. And just in case, you could up your potassium intake a bit by adding a banana to your diet, or V8 juice.

FYI, after both of my lumbar procedures, I work some nice comfy houseshoes for about a month after each, even back to work for a while. I hope that the pain subsides for you quickly.