I had a Distectomy in 1999 which worked for about 10 years then started getting pain from left side of spine right down to left foot. A few years later same happened to right side. 6 years ago got very bad so began having nerve root blocks on both sides some work and last for months others just a few weeks. It has now deteriorated so bad that surgeon wants to do a fusion on L4/L5 but the pain is now unbearable and unable to lay on back, stomach or left side at all. To top it off I had a triple ankle fusion in September 2015 which didn't go to plan and have been on crutches and non weight bearing on right foot for 4 months. This has increased pain in back and on left side and the pain in hip and left leg now unbearable. Doctor gave me team adolescent which I could tolerate due to sickness and giddy Ness so then gave me oral morph which had a similar effect. Then it was buprenorphine patches which gave me all of the above plus sweats etc. Today I have been given voltarol suppositories and fentanyl patches. Any advice on how to ease the pain. Have tried move lat cream and lidocaine patches but nothing is helping.
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