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Hi all - I had successful upper back surgery in early September to release a herniated disc (c6-7) that was causing me alot of pain and nerve damage on my left arm.
I was recovering well then contracted zoster virus / shingles in late October (over 10 weeks ago). I then got a rash on my left side near my groin that is basically looking like dark scars and nearly healed.
I’ve been taking my recovery very seriously and doing back strengthening exercising daily, seeing a physiotherapist twice a week and on my 6th week of acupuncture. Beyond that I am maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle...I have only been prescribed ibuprofen to date. It’s the best I’ve taken care of myself in my adult life. I’m 45 btw...
My reason for posting is that I continue to have bouts of needle like pain all over my legs and soreness in my back. Its not the same issues I had before my surgery and Its gotten worse the past 2 weeks . The thing that affects me most is that I am exhausted constantly and have a terrible temperament - any stress seems to worsen it.
My orthopedist is also doing my acupuncture so I speak to her weekly. She says my rash is nearly healed and the zoster virus will pass with it but she also said it would be over a couple of weeks back.
My girlfriend is convinced my doctor isn’t properly diagnosing me. I’m frustrated, exhausted and in pain and just want to get better...
Anyone out there been through a similar horror and/ or have any advice as to what I should / should not do?
Thanks for reading!
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