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Hi everyone. I have to start out by saying I have been reading many of the postings on this site and you all seem so nice and helpful. This is my first posting so I thought I would give a little history. In August 2002 I started noticing a grinding feeling in my lower back. In October of 2002 I had terrible pains going down my butt and legs. I went to the doctor, he did x-rays and told me I had mild DDD at the L4 and L5 level. He then put my on anti-inflammatory medications and I started to feel a little better. In November I was moving a bookshelf and felt a tearing feeling in my lower back, within minutes I could not move my lower body at all because the pain was so bad. I went to the emergency room and they gave me pain meds and suggested I start PT. I have been going to PT since November. My back would hurt pretty bad for about 3 days and then it would feel pretty good for about 3 days. My physical therapist told me that I should insist that my doctor order an MRI because he thought there was something else wrong because I kept getting these flair ups. I started getting numbness in my lower right leg after sitting for too long. I had an MRI done in February and it showed a herniated disc at L5-S1. I have had two ESI in the last month and I seem to be getting worse. I am now having a lot of pain in my left leg and butt as well as my right side(my pain used to be mostly on my right side).I am now having pain in my left outer calf and a vibrating feeling in my lower leg and foot. I am also noticing that the grinding is returning in my back, which stopped when I hurt it in November. My doctor is ordering another MRI to make sure I haven't hurt it worse. He told my at my last visit that he thinks I should have surgery done if the MRI shows the same or worse.

I am not sure what is going on with my back so I thought I would ask to see if this sounds familiar to anybody.(increased pain in leg and heal,vibrating in leg and foot after ESI) Please give me any advice or input you may have! :)

Thanks so much for listening. You all are great!

[This message has been edited by Maria2 (edited 05-19-2003).]

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