I was able to see a specialist this afternoon, who took the time to thoroughly review my MRI with me. The official diagnosis was quite long, but there are disc tears and bulges, and facet joint inflammation that he suspects are causing my pain.
He wrote an RX FOR Lyrica, saying that if it is nerve pain it should help, and also a small amount of Soma (I told him the other physician stopped it. His thought was that if it provides better relief than the other muscle relaxants, he would rather me take that than the Percocet I have from my PC doc).
I am also going to be scheduling a cortisone injection, but he said if the disc is causing the majority of the pain it likely won't help much. If it is the facet joint, it should provide months of relief.
I'm curious if anyone has had success with Lyrica, and what their situation was? From the research I've done on it, it doesn't sound like it is primarily used for back pain.
Post Edited (TomC33) : 8/7/2015 12:45:31 AM (GMT-6)