Question: I am 37 yr old female and have had lumber back pain
for 3 months, was hospitalised due to doctors querying caudia equine, I had foot drop
to r leg. mri showed only bulge to L4,5S1, mri I had 4 years showed same didn't have leg pain then. I have now changed meds from gabapentin
to pregablin, upped the dose now on 150mg tds. taking codeine 60mg tds. have been on diazepam
for 3 months.and was on oromorph in early stages. Since upping pregablin to 150mg tds my burning pinching pain
to lower back and leg pain has intensified along with increased tingling and numbness down to toes. I have light headedness, hot flushes. My ADL are limited. cannot walk for any long periods use crutches or cannot sit for more than 20 mins without my r leg going into spasm intensity of tingling. I find only comfortable position is to lay on l side. Have done heat and ice. Physio have told me to do very minor exercises. they have arranged 4 sessions acupuncture
. Have seen osteopath from the beginning. awaiting spinal cons to see me and pain team. What would you suggest is the best treatment to a full recovery? As I have two young children and have been off work for 3 months!!! and want a life back. Anything you can suggest I would be very grateful.