Herniated L4-L5 disc with sciatic pain down left leg and foot, moderate to severe at times. Have tried 2 shots and oral meds, no real pain relief, physical therapy with traction provides temporary relief. What options are left and how to avoid surgery? Am a busy self employed contractor and am unable to take the time off work for surgery. Not to mention fear of the surgery and complications. Any advice will help at this point…Thanks
i have the same problem to,my l4 and l5 are bulging with sciatic nerve pain.my doctor put me on neurontin,its a nerve pain blocker and is used for epilepsy mainly.but doctors are also using it to treat nerve pain,with no side effects.now that i’ve been on this drug,i have been pain free for two weeks now.ask your doctor!!
edit:200mg twice a day is what i take,have your doctor try you out on that atleast,it can be increased to 900mg per day if needed.please ask him/her