Re: Some Advice Please.
I had the same symptoms. Here's my advise, for what it is worth. The problems are all coming from your back. You need to get a MRI from your primary care doctor. Then when he sees the results, that I am guessing will show lumbar disc problems, then get to a neurosurgeon.
I had all the same problems. In my case, I had three herniated discs. L3-4 caused the bladder sensation/control problem. This is caused by the nerves from L3-4 being pinched/compressed. Eventually, if not threated, the nerve will die and you will have no control over your bladder.
The back pain/ache was L4-5 disc failure. The nerves from L4-5 are again pinched or compressed. This ache will eventually become constant pain.
The hip/leg/foot pain is L4-5, and L5-S1. The sciatic nerve, the main nerve root going down your leg is being aggrivated. I was treated for thelve years for this pain with epidural injections. Now, I no longer have feeling in my rt foot, and the reflex in the ankle does not respond.
After twelve plus years of pain, I am pain free. I flew to Vienna, Austria and had three Artificial Disc Replacements implanted at L3-4,L4-5, and L5-S1. The results are outstanding. I am twelve week post op, and pain free. I am back in the gym, and have full range of motion. I recommend the Prodisc over a fusion if possible.
Softone, please don't wait. This problem is only going to get worse. Act now, and if possible stay off oxicontin. You just be masking the problem, and become a junky too.
Please let me know how you make out. Best of luck.