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Old 10-08-2011, 05:42 PM
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Considering your nerve pain has increased, it doesn't seem like it's a result of swelling, which was probably worse right after surgery. I'm thinking perhaps the build up of scar tissue might have something to do with it. Just a thought. What does Dr. say?

If you're not already taking it, you might try Neurontin or Lyrica though enough has been said about the side effects. If already taking it, you might increase the dosage.

I also find laying flat increases my discomfort. You might try elevating your knees and feet in bed - several pillows are available at the relax the back store. Of course that means sleeping on your back which some people find difficult -.

I wonder if an MRI would show what's touching your nerves?

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Severe nerve damage in left leg, still working on it
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