This is a shot in the dark, but perhaps you should try talking either with an Orthopedic doctor or a neurosurgeon, either one could help you eliminate a number of possible problems that might be affecting you. Also, try and notice how any particular sitting or laying positions that either benefit or bother your condition. Keep a record of any times that you trip, feel very dizzy, if you have pain down the back of your legs. Note if there are any numbness also. But most importantly, "do this right away"! Your pain is a message, and when this message is sharp and hard, you need to act fast. Good luckView Thread
It's customary that prior to your surgery, that the Anesthetists who will be assisting your doctor in your procedure usually visits with you prior to the day of the operation, generally the night before. But well prior to this, your own doctor will most likely advise you as to how to or how not to medicate yourself during the time prior to your procedure.
Keep in mind also, that should you undergo a procedure over the weekend, and your doctor decides to have you stay in the hospital, then you should arraign to have your regular meds with you! Laying in pain over the weekend, or even a long weekend like a holiday period, it's truly imperative to keep your own meds near! Good luck.View Thread