... Welcome to the board. First, I would suggest that you make a habit of getting a copy of the MRI and the radiology report, and any other testing you may have in the future. These are available to you for your personal use...and it is a good idea to start a file so you will have the records at your fingertips if you go to other specialists, etc.
In this case , it would be... (3 replies)
... in specialist. This Dr. order MRI and said I have SI joint disorder and sciatica. He recommended injections and I will get 1st one next week. So I'm wondering if sciatica and bulging disc are the same diagnosis and why my SI joint will not stay in place? ... (3 replies)
I have been in pain since January 21st, 2014. Received my MRI results June 17th, 2014. I have a disc prolapse at L5-S1. My doctor said I need surgery and has referred me to a neurosurgeon (a 3 hour drive to another town). I am continuing to see my physiotherapist, as he has helped produce better results that chiro or acupuncture thus far.
I am afraid to... (6 replies)
... I'm probably not the right person to respond to your post as I am not a fan of chiropractic for those with serious spine issues...but, no one else has posted....
If your sciatic pain is coming from a compressed nerve in the L5-S1 level, you probably have some mechanical issues that will not be resolved by chiropractic treatment. I would encourage you to consult with a... (6 replies)
... I had my 2 level lumbar fusion in march and was great for the first month or 2. now my leg pain is bad and I have trouble getting up stairs. I have sciatica pain so bad I cannot sleep. ... (5 replies)
... The worst level is the L5-S1 disc which shows dessication (drying out), broad disc bulging, annular rent (tear in disc capsule), and foraminal stenosis (bony tightening) around the left nerve root with the bone up against the nerve, which corresponds to your symptoms. Facet arthropathy indicates arthritis of the facet joints just to each side of midline that can cause back... (19 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)
... d disc buldge with facet joint hyperthropy causing mild impingement on the thecal sac. Narrowing neural exit foramina on left with potential impingement on left L5 nerve root. Mild narrowing on the right with potential impingement of exiting L5 nerve root weight bearing. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Erica
What kind of surgery are you having?? Im 40 year old female and also have a physically demanding job that I love. I injured my self at work last March. Never having back issues before things turned for the worse very quickly. I had bad left leg pain with sciatica, loss of sensation in my skin, numbness and tingling in my entire left leg, and flexing my left foot... (18 replies)
... 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)
... 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? ... (31 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... (31 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)
... I had a severe pain in my left leg about three months ago while traveling abroad. It started with a slight pain in left leg and then progressed from there (i am go to gym regularily 4-5days a week for some running, walking, and medium weight training). I kept on going to gym with thought that it will help to get better but within couple of weeks I was not able to sit at all.... (1 replies)