... couldn't tolerate sitting at all due to severe SI joint pain and left leg sciatica when I would try to sit. I kept at it trying to push the doctors and getting 2nd and 3rd opinions about what was wrong. ... (5 replies)
... I am going to say, based on my experience, that this is normal. I had the same thing a couple months after my microdisectomy on L5/S1. It felt like an electrical shock, near the incision site. My surgeon did not seem to be concerned at the time. He said it was likely stretching of the scar tissue and I should continue to get better.
I'm now 8 months out....and some days are... (3 replies)
... My sciatica has gone apart from a slight twinge every now and again. ... (5 replies)
... I had a horrible pregnancy, I was put on bed rest for me, not baby, because I had sciatica and kept tripping over my right foot. I was in PT during my pregnancy, used a tens unit, and took Flexiril. I had my guy 3 weeks early. ... (71 replies)
... cover, but starting in May I began experiencing sciatice down my left leg whenever I would bend and twist a certain way. On August 1st I started having full time sciatica and back pain that was very disabling for the next three weeks. ... (2 replies)
... hi guys was just wondering if you could help me i am 25 years old and i have had lower back pain for 3 years due to an injury at work but recently in the last few months it has gotten extremely bad i now have sciatica in my left leg also had an mri scan and just a few days ago was told by my doctor that i have disc protrusion L5/S1 as well but i get pins and needles in both my... (11 replies)
... I could sure use some input from anyone who has gone through this surgery. I am having it but the date is not yet set...looking at 3 or 4 weeks away. I have done a lot of reading about it, but nothing is like hearing the voices of experience.
I have posted here before, but I'll give my background again. I have been dealing with back issues for more than 30 years off and... (0 replies)
... This is madness. After 4 years of sciatica and lower back pain I eventually went for discectomy in 2012 on L5/S1. Trust me I thought long and hard about that decision but bit the bullet after too many 'episodes' of being pole axed .
Within a few months the disc reherniated on the opposite side....I cant describe the despair that followed.
I love my sports and did... (4 replies)
... A month later out of the blue it came back with a vengence. The back pain got rapidly worse which then progressed to sciatica then to double sided sciatica. ... (10 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)
... 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)