Hello, I am new to this site. It's 2am and can't sleep due to pain. I have had 4 back surgeries since 1997 with my 4th being in 4/2012. I am still in great pain everyday. They have all been on my L3, L4, L5, and S1 with ruptures. Leaving me with nerve damage. My doctor described my nerve as a straw being pinched on the sides leaving very little space in the middle. I have been to 2 different pain management centers. The first proceeded to place an internal stimulator that had to be removed weeks later by emergency surgery to remove the battery due to staff infection making e very ill. The second pain center had me on so many drugs, I was a walking zombie. I have pain in my lower back, left hip, thigh, and weakness in my left leg that has resulted in many falls. It's strange when one goes to take a step and the leg is not there. I get by now on hydrocodone, lyrica, and a few antidepressants. I have come to know my life as a living hell, but one must endure. I would have never thought when younger that at 55 I would be living this way and with so much pain. But life must go on even with very little enjoyment. Thanks for listening and reading.View Thread
Hello BentleyBob, Yes this happen to me after my second back surgery. Had a headache so bad couldn't sit up, lift my head, or open my eyes. My doctor did what I was told as a "blood spot". They took blood from my arm and injected into the spinal area of incision in my back to form a clot over the leak.. Had to lay flat for 2 days and was told to drink lots of Mountain Dew Soda. According to doctor, M D has as much caffeine as 3 cups of coffee and it helped to speed up the healing process. It worked and was up walking again after the 2nd day. Hope your up and feeling better by now. Memommie6View Thread
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