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I'm 17/ female and 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Giant Cell tumor on my spine in sacrum area. It caused A LOT of damage to my L5 nerve, the pain started as sciatica (mostly thigh). After my tumor-removal surgery, I've had screws put into my pelvis and spine to release the pressure from my sacrum. One of these screws damaged my L5 even more and all of my pain moved to my left foot. The sensations in my foot are just all over the place, some days i have pins and needles, others I don't, I've lost most of the sensation at the bottom of my foot and also back of my leg, I can't bend my big toe and i've also lost the ability to move my foot outwards and thats why it is now turned inwards at the ankle. (I'm soon having a tendon transfer to fix that) This has been going on for 2 years (since march 2014) and I've been told by my doctor that my nerve is probably pernamently damaged. Now my question is if there is anything I can do to try to make it better. I was taking Lyrica (pregabalin) but It doesn't do a thing anymore and im currently on Amytriptiline. But are there any natural home remedies/other pain killers/ creams/ foods that I should eat/ vitamins I should take, anything that would help with the pain? And if there are any treatments, should I apply them to my foot (affected by pain) or my back (pain originating from)
This is making my life very difficult! Because of the tendon being shortened I can't straight out my knee and I can only walk with crutches and only short distances, otherwise I need a wheelchair. Now I'm a 17 (soon 18) years old girl and this is not a way of life that I want to live anymore!
Any help would be greatly appriciated!
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