... I cannot have a MRI, because I have a pacemaker so I just had a CT scan with dye. My Doctor can't read my report until Tuesday and I just talked to the nurse that said I have severe degenerative disc disease at L5-S1 with severe arthritis above that level and she can't tell me more. I have been having severe leg pain (sciatica) from my lower buttocks to my feet. I cannot been... (1 replies)
... I had an L5 S1 injury while on the job.. Nursing assistant.. In November of 2012. ... (4 replies)
... Fast forward 4 months. My son was making mild progress, still experiencing sciatica but no back pain. Then this weekend when he got out of bed he felt the excrutiating back and leg pain again. ... (6 replies)
... S1. Had surgery last year after 4 years of sciatica but it quickly reherniated. Im told they took a large piece of disc away last time and further surgery could make it unstable. ... (10 replies)
... Hello All,
I haven't posted for a few weeks, but wanted to note to the many people who have been supportive and offered advice to me on this board, as well as those of you suffering from pain from a herniated disc....that I have just seen my surgeon for my final 3 month post-op visit after microdiscectomy on L5/S1. I had debilitating sciatica, that got worse with each new... (3 replies)
... ted reading these posts at Page 1 and got to 3, where TingleFoot finally has his surgery, and very intrigued by his story and all the responses. I'm 73 and have sciatica left side. ... (0 replies)
... and its gotten somewhat worse...last time phsio, and now there sending me to a surgeon. I have been down this road before having severe sciatica and after surgury it was gone. It was all good, besides waiting for my dural tear to stop leaking....severe migraines so say the least. ... (0 replies)
... S1 disc has a prominent extrusion that is flattening and displacing the S1 nerve root. I didn't even realize it until my Dr. was examining me, but the strength and balance of my right leg has also diminished. ... (27 replies)
I am so sorry to hear that you are still suffering. Have you seen another doctor for another opinion and new set of MRIs. I have been told that here the doctors don't let you go for Physical Therapy for about 4 months or at least until they are 100% certain the bone grafts have "taken" and healed. Perhaps something moved or did not heal right? It may be worth... (13 replies)
... Hi hopper. You are stilll very fresh out of surgery. When they operate on your back it is necessary to move nerves and since you already had the sciatica, it may take several months for the nerve pain to die down. When the nerves are irritated they can cause some trouble for a while. Give it time and don't push the walking; only walk as far as you comfortably can and rather... (4 replies)
... Hello. I'm 8 days post discectomy surgery and still having some sciatica issues. As it was before surgery when I walk the symptoms increase down my right leg. Although now it is a much less type of pain. ... (4 replies)
... a dermatome map, there are many when you look them up. You will see the areas you describe the are served by the L5 nerve. When you had the steroid injection for sciatica where did they inject, put the needle? ... (28 replies)
... I have seen a bit about my issues on previous posts but nothing recently. I am/was an avid runner and have had a slight ache on occasion in my left lateral hip area for several years which generally gets better during a run; I've just lived with this. However about 2 weeks ago I began having much more severe pain both in that lateral hip area as well as slightly above that... (28 replies)
... Hi, Keren!
I suffered something very similar. For over a year, my doctor insisted on conservative therapy- physical therapy, anti-inflammatories and regular icing. It took both my phys. therapist and my chiropractor calling my GP to tell him that they'd done all they could and that nothing was working for him to refer me to a spine specialist.
The long wait for a proper... (7 replies)
... I am so sorry you're in such pain. I too have a herniated L5/S1, as well as L4/L5. The L5/S1 is pinching a nerve which causes pain down my legs. My right leg has been affected for many months, while my left has just recently started. I also have a differentiation in the strength and flexibility of my legs due to a lack of development in my left hip because I had to wear... (7 replies)
... I get INTENSE cramping in my lower left leg and foot/ankle pain! I've had this pain for the past 4 years. I have spinal stenosis at L3/L4,mild disc protrusion at this level, and extensive-severe facet arthritis in my entire lumbar spine but oddly more pronoucned on the left side of my spine (along with degenerative scolosis and a disc issue at L5/S1). Mine left side pain is... (9 replies)
... Nice to see you on the board, but sorry for the reason you find yourself returning.
When the lower lumbar segments are operated on, and with a fusion, surgically altered, there are often issues that pop up with the sacroiliac joints and/or the piriformis muscle. Both of these cause symptoms that mimic the pain caused by the original symptoms for which you were operated.
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... Following a "pull" I felt, I had several days of severe sciatica that led to an ER visit. ... (4 replies)
... active I get some soreness in the back after. I ride my bike, take 2 hour walks, and stretch and I get relief from the sciatica. If I sit around doing nothing my sciatica drives me crazy. If I bike too hard I get some soreness in the back. ... (2 replies)
... Since then I have had almost permanent 'mild' sciatica in my right leg and three episodes of chronic back pain and sciatica. ... (0 replies)