Newcomer Needs Help (L4/L5 Herniation With Nerve Root Compression)
The past few days I have started having pain in the right side of my back (original was left side), going down my leg and shooting spasms across my back along my waistline when I reach for something at or above waist level. All this even while being careful because of my injury.
The pain this weekend has started to really frustrate me. I am afriad of surgery because I have heard that some people come out of it worse. But I don't know what my other options are. I feel I am OD'ing on Cyclobenzaprine and Arthrotec as well as T3's. They knock me out too. And I have an addictive personality.
I can't live like this anymore. I am only 29 and my desire to live has completely changed. I never thought I would get like this. If it weren't for my husband, family and pets I am afraid to say what I would do.
Do I have any hope? SHould I continue on the meds? Should I consider surgery? Would steroid injections help?
Thanks in advance for any help.