It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Back Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: California
Posts: 34
Mommy47 HB User
Are these symptoms normal?

My pain is in my lower right rear leg, above ankle, below calf. This seems so abnormal, for my diagnosis, a bulging disc & drying up disc. If I lift, twist, or kick the bag in cardio, I have the most excruciating pain in my leg I've ever felt. Dr. Says I just have to live with it, because surgery isn't an option at this point. I am trying pt first, which I slowed down on and my symptoms come right back!! My point is, my pain doesn't radiate and I thought maybe its something else causing this pain. There's no muscle pull because I can hop up & down on it, and I have had a scan for blood clot. Negative. So I have been treating it as a compressed nerve, caused by the discs. Hopefully I'm doing the right thing!! Thanks for any thoughts, opinions.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 12-14-2012, 12:18 AM   #2
Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 69
luck25 HB Userluck25 HB User
Re: Are these symptoms normal?

Look up dermatome map.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 12-14-2012, 02:01 AM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 7
Bikkiebak HB User
Wink Re: Are these symptoms normal?

Hi Im sorry to hear you are experiencing this pain, it is terrible and hard to manage. I have experienced this with a compressed sciatic nerve, Ive had pain in the ankle, calf, thigh and buttocks but not necessarily all at once and not in any order. It continued until it got progressively worse and extended through the whole leg, I lost the reflexes in that leg too which is when the decision was made to do the microdiscectomy. I was functionally disabled because I couldnt dress myself and found driving difficult. I had the surgery last week and have had a patchy recovery, interestingly on the other foot 3 toes that have been numb for around 3 years became painful for a day, my GP is not sure why this has happened as its on the opposite side from the disc bulge. I much prefer numb to painful. When you are younger, Im 49, they dont want to seem to operate until you are really bad which leaves many of us in pain and discomfort for years. Hope this helps you.

 
Old 12-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: California
Posts: 34
Mommy47 HB User
Re: Are these symptoms normal?

Thank you! I'm in your age group, 47, and I was told I should just go to PT and they never even referred me to a neurologist. The pain is just so bad, I'm sure because its a nerve. And my diagnosis was only mild to moderate, & minimal in some places, so they don't think it's a big deal. Thanks again for your comments :-)

 
Old 12-14-2012, 08:29 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 6,740
teteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB Userteteri66 HB User
Re: Are these symptoms normal?

There are only four "categories" when it comes to the ranking system that is used in MRI lingo: minimal, mild, moderate and severe. When an issue is moderate, it is approaching or entering the zone where it is taken more seriously!

You might want to make an appointment with a spine specialist. This would be a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon whose practice is limited to the neck and back. Sometimes people think these specialties are only interested in doing surgery, but they have the most extensive training in the back and neck of any medical profession, and is the most reliable place to get an accurate diagnosis.

You can waste a lot of time letting a family doctor or PCP handle a spinal issue -- they have just enough general knowledge to think they know what is going on...but can often miss the subtleties. I learned this lesson the hard way.

 
The Following User Says Thank You to teteri66 For This Useful Post:
Mommy47 (12-14-2012)
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Disc bulge symptoms alarmingly worse sorry long post please help!! ttugrl03 Back Problems 5 07-27-2011 01:15 AM
Pain and other symptoms dr says everythings normal? dysfungirl Back Problems 10 02-23-2011 03:10 AM
post-surgery symptoms??? TiffanyL Back Problems 7 01-06-2011 08:51 PM
A little advice on my symptoms please DavidMichaels Back Problems 2 12-24-2010 11:09 AM
Please HELP, Pain in NECK and BACK and other Symptoms after seeing Chiropractor SJustice1621 Back Problems 5 02-12-2009 10:46 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:54 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!