Good afternoon Dr.
i did not use my original thread from months ago..(titled severe Coccyx pain) as i do not have that any longer. the 2nd injection back in December worked really well. I am only just now having some of that discomfort come back and pain dr. said he would burn the nerves next time if needed. Anyway.. i am always hearing about Flare Up? my question is how do you determine if it is just a flare up? I was told from a surgical standpoint i no longer had restrictions (back in November) so i went on vacation and have been living life normal. I am careful and do not get carried away with things. i started back exercising and small weights. (16lbs total) I am up to 4.5 miles pe60 r day walking. I love to walk, it is the best exercise i get. I have managed to drop another 20lbs since my 360 (L5 S1) fusion last June. I noticed about 5 weeks ago, that i started feeling low back pain. Not as intense because it is not keepin me awake at night. Leg pain is awful though! Same left leg as before.. i am not taking anything other than gabapentin 300mg at night before bed and 800mg of ibuprofen. this is driving me crazy.. and i am concerned and have been taking it easy for the past few weeks. I do not want to experience that type of back and leg pain ever again. It has not let up but has not gotten worse either. I am worried about it, so called the doctor and they said i could be in a flare up? how do you know? thank you so much for your help