I had Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery on November 29,2007.
Spent 3 days in hospital and was fitted with a brace,
stitches checked a week later. Next appointment was
6 weeks later. X-rays showed spine was lined up good.
Due to so much pain, doctor stated I had nerve damage
and put me on Lyrica. It stopped the pain and I was able
to complete physical therapy. Now I am weaning off the
Lyrica, pain is coming back as bad as before the surgery
and all I have to show for it is 30 pounds gained from the Lyrica.
My question is 'was the Lyrica a cover up to keep from
treating the real cause of the pain?'
Any advice is greatly appreciated...thank you!