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Re: Sciatic nerve problem

Re: Sciatic nerve problem

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Posted by Bren on July 05, 2000 at 08:18:35:

In Reply to: Sciatic nerve problem posted by David on April 16, 2000 at 03:03:52:

A 18 months ago i started having sharp pains in my but the more i walked the more it hurt. So I stopped walking then the pain started down my leg and into my foot. then gradulally it started becoming numb. I had a Cat scan I had a bulding disk at the dredded L5 S1. It got to where i couldn't even lift my leg to walk It hurt no matter what i did.No painkillers was even helping. I had surgery a year ago. Up until the last 2 weeks I've done great!! Two weeks ago I woke up and it was back!!Its a pain that bring you to your knees when and where it wants to. Sneezing and coughing are the worse.You know what coming and you can't stop it..After surgery I took physical therepy and it did help.
So I went to the doc and had a MRI done. Laying flat on that table just about kills ya. Yes in deed I have another buldge on L5S1. Know what do i Do??? I'v already had surgery once. They said it could be scare tissue build up. So Back to physical therepy i went. I have been there for 2 weeks now. It has helped. But i need to get back to work. How long will it last.. My guess seems to be as good as anyone else. Nobody really knows what to do with this and were all stuck with it. : I have been experiencing a shooting pain in my right leg for the past one week. On showing it to my doctor, he has said that there is problem with the sciatic nerve which runs through the leg. He has advised me complete bedrest for a period of 2-3 weeks by which time he says the pain should go away. I do not have any problems with moving my leg, but any movement causes acute pain. Infact, I find it difficult to even go to the restroom or move about in my house. If anyone has had or heard of this kind of problem, I would appreciate some feedback. should I consider neurosurgery as an option ?

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