I'm new to the community, and I am looking for any advice or tips to manage 24/7 pain. I fell and damaged my back back in late 2013. Slipping my T7-8 T11-12 L4-5 and L5-S1. As you can imagine I was in a conciderable amount of pain. After having 3 MRI scans and going trough numerous painkillers. I ended up being admitted to hospital and required emergency L5-S1 right side discectomy. (Sorry this but sucks) as I awoke from the surgery the pain in my right leg was like nothing I've ever experienced it was so intense I was automatically put on a morphine pump. The operation was apparently successful however I'm left with a S1 nerve that is badly damaged and results in constant numbness to my right leg from knee to toes and scar tissue blocking the nerve. I have recently in the last few months been suffering from sciatica in my left hip down to toes with my ankle feeling as if someone is trying to break it from the inside out, it's left me unable to weight bear on this leg without extreme pain. I am currently on Dyhydrocodien, Co-codamol, Naproxen, Pregablin and Duluxatin. I use mindfulness and attend regular physio and psychology. I have a tens machine and use heat and ice packs. Sleeping is a struggle and I'm just feeling at a loss now. I am awaiting nerve block injections at the moment has anyone any tips? Or have had any results from the injections? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and kind regards