I of course have bee diagnosed with DDD. My Dr. a few months ago had me go get a shot in the back and physical therapy. The shot only lasted a few weeks, and I quit physical therapy. Now my back is hurting really bad.
Last weekend I thought I would have to go to the emergency room because I could not walk on my left leg. I used to have a little numbness down my leg and on top of my foot, but now it's my whole foot. I have a hard time going up stairs and putting my shoes on (I did not realize how I flex my feet to get my shoes on now I cannot do that with my left foot)because my left foot is numb. I cannot flex my left toes, and going up stairs I have to concentrate on my left leg, or I will trip going up the stairs. I cannot walk right now (I am only 33 years old). I now walk funny because it's like I have to swing my left leg out because my foot keeps pointing inward (don't really know how to explain that).
Anyway I have a Dr. appt. Monday, and I am hoping he will give me an MRI to see what is up, but I am afraid he will just send me for another shot and more physical therapy. This is really affecting me. I cannot work in my rose garden like I used to because I constantly have to sit down to rest my leg, and I cannot enjoy my life due to this.
Has anyone had such numbness before? If so, what did you Dr. do for you?