I was wondering if anyone could help me out here? I fell In Nov had a contusin to the spine and narrowing at l-4 and l-5. Well I have been fighting bad back problems ever since. I started going to a chiro a week ago so I am not sure exactly what happened this morning maybe someone can let me know if they have eve experienced this. I woke up this am with lowerback pain and when I stood up I almost fell down my left leg was numb and wouldnt moved. It scared me to death. I finally drug myself to the bathroom. I ended up laying back down and now my leg is ok but I am still having lower back pain......I hope this makes since..........Thnks
yeah i can now use my leg but I have back pain and sometimes a feelinga of pins and needles in my leg. My leg was numb this morning I did make it to the bathroom. and by th time I stood back up I could walk on it again.......It is really weird. Never happened to me beforeHubby thing it was just asleep.
thanks all for your reply.I have just been to me reg doc and the chiro..This evening I took a nap i have had back pain all day and me legs are very shacky this evening. I def and going to call my doc but if it happens again i am going to the er
The numbness in my legs comes and goes most days depending on how much I'm on them but not always, though because of the damage to the S1 nerve the pain in my legs never goes away, I recently had a SCS implanted for the pain but there isn't anything I can do about the other symptoms such as the numbness, As for me the eamage is permanant, I can only hope it doesn't get worse.
I wish you much luck in getting this resolved.
sorry took so long to reply been down with the flu.....my pain is always in lower back but sometimes i have numbness in my left leg..and the other morning when i woke i literally could not use my left leg got up almost fell it was just dead i had to drag it..........i have had an mri that showed narrowing at l4 and l5
agree with quietcook, but i would recommend a neuro first. if you're dragging the foot, then it's probably foot drop. a neuro would conduct a reflex test, as well as an EMG/nerve conductivity test. that's by far your best bet. good luck!