L5 Radiculopathy- What are my options?
As some of you have read in my other posts I am struggling with L5 Radiculopathy. I first hurt my back in 2003 when I fel from an obstacle course. Over the past serveral years the problem has gotten progressively worse until it has gotten to the point where I can no longer sit for more than 10-15 minutes at a time. Part of me is hoping that this is just an acute flare up and that in a week or so I will be functionning better but as of right now this has been a week that I have not been able to sit and I see no signs of improvement.
Back when I originally had the injury the MRI showed a bulging L5-S1 disc. My most recent MRI no longer showed that. However the Neurologist said that even if the disc is no longer bulging the damage to the nerve root may have already been done. I am now waiting on an EMG (March 8th) to confirm whether or not there is nerve damage.
In the past I have tried Oral Steroids, Oral Deinflammatories, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, and I am currently on Flexaril (Muscle Relaxer), Topamax, and Tylenol 3. None of these things have worked.
What are my options from this point? Have any of you been through this? If so what has worked or not worked for you? Any feedback would be appreciated.
Last edited by Sophia85; 02-23-2007 at 06:42 PM.