I am expieriencing severe back and siatic nerve pain and have been for the past two years. MRI show that there is no significant disc damage to cause the nerve pain. Right befor the pain started I had delivered my first child and recieved an epidural. The first epidural did not take and the doc. kept adding more and more meds. eventually it was taken out and another was inserted. For weeks I remember being sore in my back and then a couple of months later I started having the nerve pain shooting down my butt and leg. it now goes to my toes. i under went chiropractic care, antiinflamatory drugs, and now Wed. I have an appt. with a nero surg. I don't know wether to mention the epidural or if he'll just think I'm stupid. Please HELP!!![/QUOTE]
Amy, every doctor I went to for my back said they couldn't see everything without a myleogram because the nerves are so tiny. I had a MRI, and then a catscan with a myleogram, and they found alot more with it. I know when I had my surgery 7 weeks ago he said that I had alot of built up scar tissue and the disc had caused more problems than they thought. They just can't see everything. I know it was true with my rotator cuff tear too, first doc looked at MRI and said I didn't have a tear, and when I went to another Ortho, he said he thought I had a rotator tear but wasn't sure. When he went in to do surgery it was a huge tear, and tons of scar tissue they had to break loose.......
So keep persisting..if you have sciatia, it's for a reason.