... e conclusion was not helping me. The last time I had a session done it completely locked up my back and I was unable to turn my head even halfway without extreme pain for over two weeks. Since ceasing this treatment however, I have been able to much better manage my pain. ... (1 replies)
... Perhaps you are thinking of the part of the sciatic nerve that is in the leg? ... (3 replies)
I had a discectomy at L4-L5 on 2-25-14 so I am just shy of 6 weeks in my recovery.
Today was my first day back at work. I have a desk job and work 10 hour days. My surgeon suggested I work only 5 hours a day for my first week back.
I made it through my 5 hours but am a little concerned. Halfway through, my back started to ache - nothing horrible though. By the... (4 replies)
... eventually became inevitable. In my case, it got to the point where I couldn't walk more than about 50 feet and couldn't stand for more than a minute before the pain become close to unbearable. ... (2 replies)
... Momzworkin, Bless you for getting on here and sharing your experience. This is probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I had a L4 L5 fusion, actually an Acadia implant placed, which means no bone graft was necessary. ... (10 replies)
... ecovery to the MicroD which isn't fair. It's frustrating not being able to play with my kids or help my wife. I still have a 10 lb restriction on everything. Te pain is getting old and so is taking all these vicodins with no relief. ... (10 replies)
... stered for a lower lumbar issue, it can be given int the epidural are or caudally, when the doctor wants to "float" medication in over a wider area...as when the pain is deemed to be coming from disc bulging, and stenosis, etc. ... (6 replies)
... Hi, I'm not sure why the consultant chose the transforaminal injection over other options. I just went along with it.
I haven't tried running at all. Whatever happens when I'm not supported by the ground (both feet lifting while running, jumping, etc.) causes pain - the same sort of pain (impulse) I get when I cough or sneeze but worse. (6 replies)
... I had a transforaminal nerve root injection about three weeks ago. About one hour after the procedure I had pain in my left foot which was quite intense but it passed after about a day. ... (6 replies)
... It is bad enough that I would imagine you have quite a bit of pain when standing or walking, and pain radiating down the leg. ... (4 replies)
... both big enough that they are exceeding the disc space and pressing out into the little canal called the lateral recess, that is a "pathway" occupied by a spinal nerve as it exits the spine out into the body. ... (5 replies)
... I have been living with back pain for well over thirty years. I have been diagnosed with DDD. ... (2 replies)
... S1 there is bulging of the disc that is pushing into the S1 nerve, but it is not pushing the nerve out of the way. The numbness in the thigh would indicate nerve compression. ... (3 replies)
... ated by which spinal nerve. Of course our bodies aren't laid out quite as precisely as the line drawings, and there is some overlap of nerves, but when there is pain and aching on the front side of the thigh, there is usually some involvement from the L3 spinal nerve, and sometimes L4. ... (8 replies)
... based disc bulge which measures at least 5mm. Mild effacement of ventral perineural fat of S1 nerve root within the canal without displacement of nerve roots. I have been seeing a chiropractor 3x a wk for over a month now. Leg pain is better but back pain isn't better. ... (3 replies)
... L5 fusion in 2010 due to ongoing right leg nerve issues along with disintegrated disk, etc. ... (8 replies)
... I got the results back today for my MRI. I have been experiencing back pain for years and have pain and numbness going down my right leg to my knee. This has been the case for at least 4 years. ... (0 replies)
... I understand your reluctance to have more spine surgery, but it may be the best way to address your issues. If some hardware is pressing into a spinal nerve, this will most likely only continue to get worse and become more damaging.
I would be curious to know if your body has fused at L4-L5. It sounds like this process may not have been completed and you are left with... (8 replies)
... so it stands to reason it runs in the family. At 56, I had a series of serious back outages. The pain was bad and my mobility was reduced to nothing. Weeks went by without improvement. This led me to my first orthopedic surgeon. ... (8 replies)
... I've tried three nerve pain meds an I'm allergic to them all. ... (9 replies)