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Old 08-28-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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L4-L5 Extrusion L5-S1 Herniation Constant Pain

Hi all,
Long time reader, first time poster. I'll start by saying that I broke my tailbone last November (bicycle fall) but I think that is unrelated. Somehow after that I sustained an injury that the MRI showed an L4-L5 extrusion and L5-S1 herniation putting pressure on the S1 root. I went to the Dr due to the immense pain that came on and I had been dealing with for 4-5 months. Other symptoms are pain in the left buttock, down my thigh, super-tight calf, and numbness from about mid-calf down (a lot of numbness and tingling especially in my foot). I limp around everywhere and wince in pain. It feels like I'm dragging the left side of my body around.

So far, they have fed me a lot of percocet and ibuprophin and given me one epidural which did nothing. I'm going in for another epidural in a week as I got the first last week.

This is affecting my work, sleep, life with my kids and everything. I can't SCUBA dive, surf, walk on the beach... NOTHING. I'm wondering where I go from here if the next epidural is a bust like the last one. Is there anything else other than surgery? I really can't bear the constant 24/7 pain (constant 7 or 8 but elevates when I do something to make me wince and shout OUCH).

So, can anyone help me?

Thanks so much for any advice.

E

Last edited by ebonnett; 08-28-2013 at 07:10 AM. Reason: more info

 
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