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Jill93
Jill93
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So basically in start of August 2018 i jerked my back was fine in 4 days. But a two weeks later i starts getting pain on my left buttock down to my left leg with a bit of tingling

The pain stoped 1st week into September but came back worse in October. Its now the 16th week of constant pain. Can hardly walk or stand or sit ony laying down in the left side stops some of the pain.

Im on 400mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day. 30/500 of co codomal 4 times a day. And 75mg of pregablin twice a day ( was 50mg but my doctor put it up in monday 11th February 2019 . )She also said it chronic scaictia and can take awhile to heal.

Question is .. is 16 weeks too long and would there be something under lying

I have no back pain what so ever.

Its just driving me crazy the fact i can hardly walk or stand less than 2 minutes before the pain gets really bad and the tingling all down my leg to my foot starts.

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Krawlins

Might you have a bulging disc that is impinging the nerve? I did, at L5 S1, they might eventually offer an MRI, but physio or chiropractor in meantime might help. Good luck

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Krawlins

had physiotherapy today So basically sprainned something in my back which is causing the pain in my leg giving me sciatica . So been told time leg and back exercises should slowly help it

My leg reflexs on both legs are fine .

Knocked my knee with like a circle thing that made both my leg below the knee to spring up.

Hes told me not to worry he doesnt see any permanent damage and he doesnt see that theres any else wrong with my back as he made me do back exercises and well as leg ones too and I've to stop worrying

All this pain for spraining some part of my back

Which is causing

irritated or pinching at a nerve root

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Krawlins
Krawlins
in reply to Jill93

Glad they think its nothing to worry about then, hopefully the exercises help and it doesn't take too long for you to feel better x

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Krawlins

Hope not sick of being on morphine and other pain meds xxx

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Jill93

You where right

So today was the news i wasn't expecting

My buldging disk in lower back has slipped and is leaking

So baiscally its this ...outer lining of the disc tears and causes the fluid to leak out, causing nerve root compression

So its hitting the nerve that controles my left leg and foot. I have lost some feeling in the leg and foot. And its also caused drop foot which means

1.The inability to raise the foot at the ankle

2.The inability to point the toes upward at the body (dorsiflexion)

3.Unable to walk normally in heel-to-toe fashion

4. Scraping of the toes across the ground

I can get surgery in my spine but i need to lose 9 stone and even then when they fix me the damage to my nerve that controles the left leg is permanently damanged and even if i lose the weight still no guarantee of the operation

An appointment is being made for me for Victoria hospital to hoepfully get an injection into my spine which is anesthetic and like a Pain relief may last for several days or even years

So im now classed as disbaled and will be applying for my blue bage once i get the needed documents xxxx

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Jill93

I hope not. My mum has that.

Im going back to doctors on monday to say something is clearly causing it and maybe i should be sent for a scan

Thank you for your input :) x

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johnsmith

Pain killers could be making the problem worse. See a chiropractor and get their opinion.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to johnsmith

Waiting on a physiotherapy appoiment xx

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johnsmith
johnsmith
in reply to Jill93

I learnt from experience that physiotherapy can be very limited in the NHS and may not deliver what you need.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to johnsmith

It's worth a try if not i can go somewhere else but don't think it's a good idea as im doing all the exercises the give you on the nhs site and icant even do them it hurts to much to the point feels like someone is pushing my leg up more than it can go

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johnsmith
johnsmith
in reply to Jill93

I hate to say this. You are not doing the exercises correctly. You need supervision of a person to find out the subtleties. Ask a local yoga teacher or Pilates teacher. You risk doing yourself damage.

Google "Thomas Myers". You may find what he says interesting.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to johnsmith

had physiotherapy today So basically sprainned something in my back which is causing the pain in my leg giving me sciatica . So been told time leg and back exercises should slowly help it

My leg reflexs on both legs are fine .

Knocked my knee with like a circle thing that made both my leg below the knee to spring up.

Hes told me not to worry he doesnt see any permanent damage and he doesnt see that theres any else wrong with my back as he made me do back exercises and well as leg ones too and I've to stop worrying

All this pain for spraining some part of my back

Which is causing

irritated or pinching at a nerve root

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johnsmith
johnsmith
in reply to Jill93

Hope everything works out well.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to johnsmith

Same as i want to come off all these meds

Tramadoll 100mg 4 times a day

Pregablin 150mg morning night

Diclofenic 50mg 3 times a day

And slow release mst morphine 10mg morning and night

As the tablet stays active for 12 hours

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johnsmith
johnsmith
in reply to Jill93

Have a look at

april.org.uk

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Emma2017

I had a sore back and could not get of the floor at one point. Got finally into bed. Couple of days later I got unbearable sciatica in my leg and the back ache had virtually gone. Had an mri and it showed a medium herniation at l5/s1. Had injection that did nothing and 3 months later had another mri which showed the herniation to be massive and had surgery 6 days later. Had 2 more surgeries since for the same problem at the same disc and now am trying to return to normal.

I would request an mri as you might well have a herniated disc, at least you’ll know one way or another.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Emma2017

Wow that sounds horrible

Think im panicing more as my mum as a slipped disk and they refuse to give her on op. Now shes classed as disabled

Im going to the doctors on mondayto talk about getting a scan and maybe changing meds or up the pregablin a bit more

I hope you get back to nornal soon xxx

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Emma2017
Emma2017
in reply to Jill93

Thanks, I am on my way. Not trying to scare you but just trying to get you to press your dr for a scan or a referral to a neuro surgeon. You definitely do not need to end up like your Mum as you are far too young at 26.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Emma2017

Think i scared my self more by searching online. Just can not wait till the doctors open on Monday x

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Emma2017
Emma2017
in reply to Jill93

Let us know how you get on x

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Emma2017

had physiotherapy today So basically sprainned something in my back which is causing the pain in my leg giving me sciatica . So been told time leg and back exercises should slowly help it

My leg reflexs on both legs are fine .

Knocked my knee with like a circle thing that made both my leg below the knee to spring up.

Hes told me not to worry he doesnt see any permanent damage and he doesnt see that theres any else wrong with my back as he made me do back exercises and well as leg ones too and I've to stop worrying

All this pain for spraining some part of my back

Which is causing

irritated or pinching at a nerve root

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Emma2017
Emma2017
in reply to Jill93

It is amazing how much a sprain can hurt though. But good news.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Emma2017

So thursday 13th was the news i wasn't expecting

My buldging disk in lower back has slipped and is leaking

So baiscally its this ...outer lining of the disc tears and causes the fluid to leak out, causing nerve root compression

So its hitting the nerve that controles my left leg and foot. I have lost some feeling in the leg and foot. And its also caused drop foot which means

1.The inability to raise the foot at the ankle

2.The inability to point the toes upward at the body (dorsiflexion)

3.Unable to walk normally in heel-to-toe fashion

4. Scraping of the toes across the ground

I can get surgery in my spine but i need to lose 9 stone and even then when they fix me the damage to my nerve that controles the left leg is permanently damanged and even if i lose the weight still no guarantee of the operation

An appointment is being made for me for Victoria hospital to hoepfully get an injection into my spine which is anesthetic and like a Pain relief may last for several days or even years

So im now classed as disbaled and will be applying for my blue bage once i get the needed documents xxxx

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Emma2017
Emma2017
in reply to Jill93

It sounds like L4/L5 nerve compression. I had the same to a dangerous level and the start of Cauda Equina. Been operated on 3 times but L5/S1. It’s difficult to loose weight when in much pain and reduced mobility. I lost about 2 stone because of pain. Hope you can reduce your weight as it certainly does not help.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Emma2017

Ouch yours sounds so sore

Do you still get as sore now that you have had a few ops

Yeah it is but physiotherapy said i can go back to gym on my good days if i want. And i can still do weights ovs foot ones very low weights

I can still do upper weights

As well as

The bike

The cross trainer

And the rowing machine

So going to try and go back next week as i loved the gym. Hadnt been for a year cause of it

And i loved the gym

Yeah my weight doesn't help

I know and the dr wasn't mean about it infact he said about my weight as nicely as he could

Im just going to have to suck it up and try and deal with the fact my life is taking me onto a diffrent path and try to adjust to it too get back into normal day life .

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Emma2017
Emma2017
in reply to Jill93

My leg is a lot better but very weak still. Back is quite sore still. Still walk with a crutch and can’t walk too far let alone do all you mentioned. Slowly getting there though. Despite all this which has been going on for the past 3 years I have never applied for a disabled badge. It feels less ken caving in to me haha.

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Drm532

Hiya jill

Had mine for 8 years so bad I'm in a wheelchair 24/7 and several mri scans and many injections and tablets and still no let up.

Hope you get it sorted out

Hugs

Dave

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Drm532

Hope so too im 26 and never felt pain this bad in my life

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Drm532

had physiotherapy today So basically sprainned something in my back which is causing the pain in my leg giving me sciatica . So been told time leg and back exercises should slowly help it

My leg reflexs on both legs are fine .

Knocked my knee with like a circle thing that made both my leg below the knee to spring up.

Hes told me not to worry he doesnt see any permanent damage and he doesnt see that theres any else wrong with my back as he made me do back exercises and well as leg ones too and I've to stop worrying

All this pain for spraining some part of my back

Which is causing

irritated or pinching at a nerve root

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Drm532

So thursday 13th was the news i wasn't expecting

My buldging disk in lower back has slipped and is leaking

So baiscally its this ...outer lining of the disc tears and causes the fluid to leak out, causing nerve root compression

So its hitting the nerve that controles my left leg and foot. I have lost some feeling in the leg and foot. And its also caused drop foot which means

1.The inability to raise the foot at the ankle

2.The inability to point the toes upward at the body (dorsiflexion)

3.Unable to walk normally in heel-to-toe fashion

4. Scraping of the toes across the ground

I can get surgery in my spine but i need to lose 9 stone and even then when they fix me the damage to my nerve that controles the left leg is permanently damanged and even if i lose the weight still no guarantee of the operation

An appointment is being made for me for Victoria hospital to hoepfully get an injection into my spine which is anesthetic and like a Pain relief may last for several days or even years

So im now classed as disbaled and will be applying for my blue bage once i get the needed documents xxxx

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borderriever

It sounds like the diagnosis is correct however a different medication may be better if this last over a moderate longer time period.

You need to rest the leg and hip, try warm compresses or a hot pulsating shower head over the problem area. Bean Heat bags nestling against the sore area may also increase the blood supply, however the source seems to be the hip

You are getting what is called referred pain that transmits down the outside or the leg, thigh. You could discuss using a TENS machine, a double channel will enable you to put down a nerve block to block the pain down from hip to leg

You can purchase these at large chemists, also they are for sale on the Web I use BODY CLOCK for my machines. Normally I get twin channels, with multiple frequencies and modulations, this stops the body getting used to the one or two variations and you can change your needs as required. This optimises your treatment needs. The machine I have also gives the addition of an EMS that tones the muscles. Machines cost about £60.00. There are other machines, One is called a Pain Pen, although a TENS in my case is better for sciatica

BOB

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to borderriever

borderriever thank you

I've tried most of that for the past 4 months . Nothing seems to even be taking the edge off what so ever .

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borderriever
borderriever
in reply to Jill93

Nerve damage can be controlled by various AD medications. Amytryptalene excuse spelling comes to mind. Have words with your GP.

Rest and warmth are some of the bests ways to get sorted

Check on posture at home and work, depending on seating it may be you are placing pressure on the nerve. Check on sitting posture and if the seat is hard on the nose of the seat, edge. Your thigh should not be in contact between thigh and knee joint

BOB

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to borderriever

had physiotherapy today So basically sprainned something in my back which is causing the pain in my leg giving me sciatica . So been told time leg and back exercises should slowly help it

My leg reflexs on both legs are fine .

Knocked my knee with like a circle thing that made both my leg below the knee to spring up.

Hes told me not to worry he doesnt see any permanent damage and he doesnt see that theres any else wrong with my back as he made me do back exercises and well as leg ones too and I've to stop worrying

All this pain for spraining some part of my back

Which is causing

irritated or pinching at a nerve root

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borderriever
borderriever
in reply to Jill93

Jill

All I can advice is see how it goes, you may have some pain after treatment today, try a warm compress on the sore area. I sometimes us a shower head with a one direct spray on the sore area, that seems to also work as it broadens out the blood stream and increases blood flow into nerves and tendons, you will also find muscles will relax more as your blood flow increases.

You can also try DUEL TENS MACHINE with various treatment settings etc. My machine has the control that can be used as an EMF MACHINE,this helps to tone the muscles.

I purchase my machines from BODY CLOCK on the web

BOB

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Jill93

Just back from doctors

They have me on

diclofenac instead of ibuprofen

Still need to take 30/500 co codomal 4 times day

With my pregablin ive to take 75mg in morning and 150mg at night

He can't refer me fora scan

Apparently only physiotherapy can

So hopefully get an appointment soon x

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Katherine200

I’m so sorry to hear about what you’re going through. Just to check, when you say doctor, do you mean a GP or a specialist? I’m just so confused as to why they won’t give you a scan given you’ve been in pain for so many months. If it’s your GP refusing you a scan, perhaps ask for a referral to a specialist (maybe a pain management specialist or orthopaedic surgeon) to see if you can get a proper opinion? Like the others say, it sounds like referred pain from a disc but an MRI would help give you clarity as to whether this is the culprit. However, it can take time to recover if this is the cause. I think it took me 4-5 months to recover in my initial episode (though it doesn’t sound quite as severe as yours) and then I had a flare up a couple of months later. I hope you get some answers and get some relief from your pain

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Katherine200

Was the gp. My mum came with me

Ive to go back in two weeks if the up does of the meds dont work

Think i might ask to be referred as the

physiotherapy has a waiting list of 15 /16 weeks

I mean i have no pain in my back what so ever just my left hip onto my left buttock and leg xxx

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Katherine200
Katherine200
in reply to Jill93

Wow, what a wait to see a physio! Makes me appreciate my six week wait! It’s not unusual to get pain that’s not in your back. The first site where I experienced pain was my coccyx and I also suffered with soreness in my sit bones beyond the 4-5 months I quoted, though the severity diminished with time. I also had pain that ran down the front of my thigh for a month or two as well. I think you need some answers before you can move forward. Fingers crossed for you

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Katherine200

Mines is down the back at first i thought it was the front but defo the back.

Me too im doing the exercises showing on nsh website but can only go so far before it hurts. Told the gp this too which is why he put my meds up also

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Katherine200

had physiotherapy today So basically sprainned something in my back which is causing the pain in my leg giving me sciatica . So been told time leg and back exercises should slowly help it

My leg reflexs on both legs are fine .

Knocked my knee with like a circle thing that made both my leg below the knee to spring up.

Hes told me not to worry he doesnt see any permanent damage and he doesnt see that theres any else wrong with my back as he made me do back exercises and well as leg ones too and I've to stop worrying

All this pain for spraining some part of my back

Which is causing

irritated or pinching at a nerve root

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dobefriend

I have had the same problem since April last year.I feel your pain. Meds have not helped at all. Insist on a CAT Scan and MRI its about the only way they can truely tell what your problem is .... make a fuss.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to dobefriend

To be honest its that bad i feel like just phoning nsh 24 for out of hours doctor or the hospital am going demented with the pain.

Called physiotherapy too see how far i was on the list they told me a letter should be sent to me in a week or 2 weeks lastest. So going to try and hold off for 2 weeks if i can xxx

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Yvette49
Yvette49
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Hi jill93 been reading your posts, so sorry you going through all this pain, you seem to be getting nowhere....

I have PV jak2+ but also, developed sciatica about 2 years ago, just like yours, in buttock and referred pain all down left leg, excruciating pain, could hardly walk, had to use a stick. I did go private for mri scan as wait was too long on nhs it showed

L5 disc protruding, I had op ( injection did nothing) it worked for about a year, but now the scarring from the op is touching the nerve :-( I have been taking, Meloxicam, and nortryptiline, which have worked extremely well, but last two weeks my lower back is hurting, and again into my calf on left leg.i am hoping it will all put itself right soon. I do my floor exercises that an osteopath gave me, they help to keep the back less stiff......they are Leg rolls, and pelvic tilt. Hope these may help you.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Yvette49

So thursday 13th was the news i wasn't expecting

My buldging disk in lower back has slipped and is leaking

So baiscally its this ...outer lining of the disc tears and causes the fluid to leak out, causing nerve root compression

So its hitting the nerve that controles my left leg and foot. I have lost some feeling in the leg and foot. And its also caused drop foot which means

1.The inability to raise the foot at the ankle

2.The inability to point the toes upward at the body (dorsiflexion)

3.Unable to walk normally in heel-to-toe fashion

4. Scraping of the toes across the ground

I can get surgery in my spine but i need to lose 9 stone and even then when they fix me the damage to my nerve that controles the left leg is permanently damanged and even if i lose the weight still no guarantee of the operation

An appointment is being made for me for Victoria hospital to hoepfully get an injection into my spine which is anesthetic and like a Pain relief may last for several days or even years

So im now classed as disbaled and will be applying for my blue bage once i get the needed documents xxxx

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Yvette49
Yvette49
in reply to Jill93

Hi jill93.....oh dear, that’s a bummer 😕 you sound in a bad way, it makes my problems sound pitiful. I really hope you can get some pain relief while you wait for op.

For the past two months I have been seeing a chiropractor and having acupuncture, the chiropractor is definitely showing some improvement....slowly ( he said my pelvis was higher one side) pain is up and down, yesterday and today it’s bad, the only way to get relief is to put my left ( bad) foot onto my right knee, eventually the pain eases, ( but you can’t sit or lay like that all day.....I have been trying to lose two stone this past year, but it’s not moving, I think the nortriptyline I take puts on weight 😕

To top it all, I have more painful mouth sores, because of the hydroxycarbomide, I take for PV 😳

Fingers crossed for you to get the injection for pain relief, soon 🤞

Xxx

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Yvette49

I was devastated one disk is completely done and the other slipped and leaking i was like im 26 ok am heavy in 21 stone ( bad i know i have a gastric band in)

Put pregabalin makes you put weight on.

So i was like eh what say all that again i just wasn't taking it in.

Its not pittful everyones pain is diffrent i hope you get your pain sorted and all gone xxxx

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Yvette49
Yvette49
in reply to Jill93

Oh crikey, that is awful....and yes you are too young, but let’s hope you will get sorted, and losing weight and age on your side, I’m sure your body will repair 🤞

Thanks, I don’t mind if I have to have “some” pain, just not this continuous stabbing and dull ache 😕

Take care Xx

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to dobefriend

had physiotherapy today So basically sprainned something in my back which is causing the pain in my leg giving me sciatica . So been told time leg and back exercises should slowly help it

My leg reflexs on both legs are fine .

Knocked my knee with like a circle thing that made both my leg below the knee to spring up.

Hes told me not to worry he doesnt see any permanent damage and he doesnt see that theres any else wrong with my back as he made me do back exercises and well as leg ones too and I've to stop worrying

All this pain for spraining some part of my back

Which is causing

irritated or pinching at a nerve root

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dobefriend

Hope that works for you. I am still trying to find something . I ended up in A&E thats where I got my scans. I have seen a consultant and now had to resort to putting my name on the list for an op. not something I really wont but just cant stand this any more. I have a trapped nerve and the disc is shot. Fingers crossed you can get the pain sorted. x

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to dobefriend

They are finally talking about an mri scan ended up in out of hours doctor last night . He said only my own doctor could refer me for it

Told him i already asked and the doctor i had seen says that don't do that amymore.

So iv to see my actual doctor not another one within the practise and the put of hours doctor wrote up saying i need an mri so fingers crossed when i go monday also been put on morphine form out of hours gp

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dobefriend
dobefriend
in reply to Jill93

How are you now.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to dobefriend

Still the same unfortunately they took my tramadol down and put my morphine up. They aren't giving me one physiotherapy said its a pinched nerve in my lower back and will go away in time with some exercise 2

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dobefriend

Hi Jill93, I was just wondering how you are getting on. Have you managed to get an MRI yet.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to dobefriend

Hi . Yeah i got an mri scan about 2 weeks ago and it shows a bulge in my disk at lower back and is pressing on the nerve alot which has also given me drop foot. Ive got an appointment with the orthopedic department on Thursday Thursday 13th june to get my information on it and too see what happens next

Doctors have me on

15 mg of slow release morphine ( mst) morning and at night

150 mg of pregabalin morning and

Night

50mg of tramadol every 4 hours

And 50 mg of diclofenac 3 times a day.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to dobefriend

So thursday 13th was the news i wasn't expecting

My buldging disk in lower back has slipped and is leaking

So baiscally its this ...outer lining of the disc tears and causes the fluid to leak out, causing nerve root compression

So its hitting the nerve that controles my left leg and foot. I have lost some feeling in the leg and foot. And its also caused drop foot which means

1.The inability to raise the foot at the ankle

2.The inability to point the toes upward at the body (dorsiflexion)

3.Unable to walk normally in heel-to-toe fashion

4. Scraping of the toes across the ground

I can get surgery in my spine but i need to lose 9 stone and even then when they fix me the damage to my nerve that controles the left leg is permanently damanged and even if i lose the weight still no guarantee of the operation

An appointment is being made for me for Victoria hospital to hoepfully get an injection into my spine which is anesthetic and like a Pain relief may last for several days or even years

So im now classed as disbaled and will be applying for my blue bage once i get the needed documents xxxx

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nif100
nif100
in reply to Jill93

OMG Jill 93. I really feel for you. Can I ask how did you originally strain your back was it a fall or something? I am keeping everything crossed that the injection in your spine gives you relief and for a considerable amount of time. My brother in law had really bad back issues and ended up with surgery. He has responded well to that and manages the discomfort now with simple pain relief. Until you have experienced a serious back problem people have no idea how many things even simple things like lifting a cup of tea can have pain repercussions in your spine. I have been there, but I am sending your positive vibes and I trust you get to your appointment for this pain relief as quickly as possible....you have suffered this agony for too longxxx

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Jill93

All i did was bend down to the tumble dryer but the constant pain came in October when i slipped on oil and landed right on my back. So could possibly be that.

So am i see cause am a big girl they said injection needle may not be long enough so am doing everything i can to lose weight for when that appointment comes as i really need its help

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nif100

Hi Jill long time a couple of months but did you get your sciatica sorted in the end. I have it now ahhhhh…..been advised to take magnesium as it helps relax muscles. Took some yesterday feels a little easier today

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to nif100

Hi . Yeah i got an mri scan about 2 weeks ago and it shows a bulge in my disk at lower back and is pressing on the nerve alot which has also given me drop foot. Ive got an appointment with the orthopedic department on Thursday Thursday 13th june to get my information on it and too see what happens next

. Reason i knew it was more than just a pinched nerve was when i was at the shops with my mum and my whole leg just went numb and tingling and when i tried to put .y foot down it felt like nothing was there and foot kept dropping to the side over my ankle so soon as i told physiotherapy that they started more exercise tests and she said she was now 95 percent sure it was a buldge in my disk and she was right.

I can barely walk in my crutches 5 mins in a shop and im in total agony

Doctors have me on

15 mg of slow release morphine ( mst) morning and at night

150 mg of pregabalin morning and

Night

50mg of tramadol every 4 hours

And 50 mg of diclofenac 3 times a day.

Thats good that yours is easying off if its past 6 weeks and you still have it and that the symptoms arent easying up dont be shy in going back to doctors i wish did xxxxx

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nif100
nif100
in reply to Jill93

oh Jill93 I am so so sorry that you are still suffering with this awful bloody agonising pain. I had sciatica many years ago and it was pretty bad had to walk with a stick my foot went numb as pins and needles off and on, when it did it felt really odd. I had traction at the hospital and extensive physio and eventually it started to respond. I know at the time I felt like tearing my hair out over it as it was so debilitating and I felt like crying all the time as I was always in pain could not sleep get comfortable at all. Then the painkillers would space me out and I did not know what day it way. I sympathise with you as I know how bad it gets. My sciatica this time took me by surprise cannot recall having a day or so with early symptoms it was just BAM hello your sciatica is back...oh what fun...NOT. So at first I thought it was a muscle strain or hoped it was put it that way, but the signs were there and I knew it was my sciatic nerve playing up as once you have had it you just know. I stopped everything immediately and went into invalid mode taking everything really slowly and petrified that at any time it could worsen. I am now on day two of magnesium tablets and have looked up about magnesium and it seems to be taking the edge of nicely so that at least I can walk around without the stabbing pain. I hope you get your pain sorted soon and at last you have been referred so at last maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Listening to you I know now that I am not going to do any stupid heroics by ignoring the signs and am respecting my body 100%...take care let me know how you get on LOTS OF HUGS TO YOUxxx

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to nif100

So thursday 13th was the news i wasn't expecting

My buldging disk in lower back has slipped and is leaking

So baiscally its this ...outer lining of the disc tears and causes the fluid to leak out, causing nerve root compression

So its hitting the nerve that controles my left leg and foot. I have lost some feeling in the leg and foot. And its also caused drop foot which means

1.The inability to raise the foot at the ankle

2.The inability to point the toes upward at the body (dorsiflexion)

3.Unable to walk normally in heel-to-toe fashion

4. Scraping of the toes across the ground

I can get surgery in my spine but i need to lose 9 stone and even then when they fix me the damage to my nerve that controles the left leg is permanently damanged and even if i lose the weight still no guarantee of the operation

An appointment is being made for me for Victoria hospital to hoepfully get an injection into my spine which is anesthetic and like a Pain relief may last for several days or even years

So im now classed as disbaled and will be applying for my blue bage once i get the needed documents xxxx

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Bridgenov

There is only one thing to do when you get a bulging disc and that’s to have it operated on I had two years of injections physiotherapy and dissectomy, hundreds of painkillers and being in a wheelchair. In March I had a discectomy which went well for three months and then the same disk started to herniate again and then in October I had an emergency operation on my L4 L5 because my bulging disc had herniated and the nerves were affecting my bladder and the pain was so crippling. So I say bugger all these injections and physiotherapy just keep insisting on having a discectomy

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Bridgenov

They wont give me an operation as longs as my bladder and that are fine they said surgery is the very very last resort but i will know more on Thursday

My mums had it for 6 years and her bladder ect is effected but they refused her the op.

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Jill93
Jill93
in reply to Bridgenov

So thursday 13th was the news i wasn't expecting

My buldging disk in lower back has slipped and is leaking

So baiscally its this ...outer lining of the disc tears and causes the fluid to leak out, causing nerve root compression

So its hitting the nerve that controles my left leg and foot. I have lost some feeling in the leg and foot. And its also caused drop foot which means

1.The inability to raise the foot at the ankle

2.The inability to point the toes upward at the body (dorsiflexion)

3.Unable to walk normally in heel-to-toe fashion

4. Scraping of the toes across the ground

I can get surgery in my spine but i need to lose 9 stone and even then when they fix me the damage to my nerve that controles the left leg is permanently damanged and even if i lose the weight still no guarantee of the operation

An appointment is being made for me for Victoria hospital to hoepfully get an injection into my spine which is anesthetic and like a Pain relief may last for several days or even years

So im now classed as disbaled and will be applying for my blue bage once i get the needed documents xxxx

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