Is my herniated disc back?
I was diagnosed with a herniated disc 3 years ago and was put on neurontin and vioxx. I was given an injection on 3 separate occasions and my symptoms and pain went away.
Now, though, my left leg (where my knee had excrutiating pain 3 years ago) feels numb. My knee sometimes aches but isn't unbearable. My lower back, though, is now hurting and it hurts much more when it is touched at a certain spot.
I've been taking arthrotec daily as an anti-inflammatory.
After the injections, I was told it could work for 3 weeks, 3 years or forever. I'm so afraid of it being back because that was the worst pain ever.
Does it sound like it is back and should I be calling a neurosurgeon. I've moved so I will need to find a new doctor.