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Hi - well I am more of an expert at neck and thoracic, but this past year I developed lumbar issues of which the worst is a herniated L5-S1 and I really do not experience pain sitting, except if I sit for long periods of time and then it stiffens up and sends pain when I get up. I also do not get much back pain more of an ache. Like you I also feel good reclined. But what I do get is pretty serious leg pain from my front thigh to my knees to my shin/ankle and foot. Walking/standing long hurts, bending over hurts. I too have bilateral leg pain, one side is worse than the other. Hope this helps. If I were to guess I would go with your doctor and say it is either you L4-L5 or L5-S1.

I am just starting to treat it, but I already take lots of meds as I have a worse upper spine and surgeries so the lumbar was easy compared to those. There is a medicine called neurontin that can help with the burning type pain. You can do PT, and get epidural. Someone a little longer in this than I just had a radio frequency abalation to the nerve and she is doing better. Surgery would be my last choice - since I already have a fused spine in cervical. There are others here than might have more info than this.
hey my name is tim and i am now 33 but my first problem was the same as yours at l-3l-4 l-4l5 and i had siat in my right leg so bad, i couldnt sit for more than 15-20 min walk same.. i went to three different opinions and then workers comp found out and wanted me to see there docs. if this in fact your sitstustio with comp get more than 1 opion ESPESCIALLY NOT FROM THE FIRST ONES COLLEGUE!!!!!!!!!!, THEY [email protected]@@D ME UP REAL REAL REAL BAD.... well i was forced to have a 2 level laminectomy and i then went back to me ortho and others and they recomended a fusion because it just was not a severely pinched nerve but a discs was bad as well.. i wound up having a 360 lumbar 3 level lumbar fusion, talk about pain and now i need more........:( if all you have is a pinched nerve laminectomy is a good choice but make sure you get MORE THAN I OPIONION... and epidural injections are a way for these play docs to make money. your suppossed to have a seriries of 3, guess how many i had -9 all together and not even a tiny bit of relief. all diff docs did thjem...... hope it works for ya and i wish you the best i really do, please if you need anything just ask, ill keep checking site every other day, pieacs and good luck. oh mine started at 23 im now 33 and if i walk 10 blocks my knees give:(:) [QUOTE=neckpatient;3965356]Hi - well I am more of an expert at neck and thoracic, but this past year I developed lumbar issues of which the worst is a herniated L5-S1 and I really do not experience pain sitting, except if I sit for long periods of time and then it stiffens up and sends pain when I get up. I also do not get much back pain more of an ache. Like you I also feel good reclined. But what I do get is pretty serious leg pain from my front thigh to my knees to my shin/ankle and foot. Walking/standing long hurts, bending over hurts. I too have bilateral leg pain, one side is worse than the other. Hope this helps. If I were to guess I would go with your doctor and say it is either you L4-L5 or L5-S1.

I am just starting to treat it, but I already take lots of meds as I have a worse upper spine and surgeries so the lumbar was easy compared to those. There is a medicine called neurontin that can help with the burning type pain. You can do PT, and get epidural. Someone a little longer in this than I just had a radio frequency abalation to the nerve and she is doing better. Surgery would be my last choice - since I already have a fused spine in cervical. There are others here than might have more info than this.[/QUOTE]





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