Looking for advice. First my back shifts over the side. When it does its very painful and cant walk. I have L4/L5 ruptured disc and C4/C5 in the neck area too. Only way I can get better to lay flat on floor or hard mattress. Usually take 4-5 days before I can half way function. My regular doctor does not know what to think about it and usually gives me a local steroid shot and toradol. By the time I can get in to see Pain Management Dr or the Neosurgeon, I am better and back is straight. They both tell me its just muscle spasms is the cause. I am trying to get insurance to preapprove disectomy on the L4-5 (sorry for spelling, im in pain).
My pain meds. are percaset 5/325 and baclofen. Today Im shifted over and the meds. are doing nothing for the extreme pain. Ive been in ER before while I was shifted over they dont do anything and treat me like Im after drugs. RRRRRR.
This all started about 10 yrs. ago. But in the last yr. it happens about every 8 weeks.
What causes the lumbar shift? Is there a name for it? Would a back brace help in keeping it from happening? Will the back surgery help? Any advice will be appreciated.