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Hi, I'm just wondering if everyone could share their pain and what they feel on an everyday basis with this type herniation. I am wondering if I am feeeling the same thing. It's truly the most excruciating pain I've ever felt. I've been thru labor (have 3 kids), felt both my c/s after the incisions (spinals wore off) and had acute gallbladder syndrome which was pretty bad but short lived b/c I had it taken out. I also have triple cervical DDD which I had been on Fentanyl patches for 2 years for that eased off a couple months before this L5/S1 herniation occured. This pain is so awful and continuous, I can hardly cope.
Mine feels like aching in lower back, sharp electrical pain in right buttocks, burning, shooting stinging pain to back of knee, cramps in calf and foot, numbness in foot at times. When in flair up like I am right now, the spasms in low back and buttocks have a death grip on sciatic nerve and won't let go like a monster with an occasional tighter squeeze that brings me to scream or tears. My right hip aches like arthritis all the way to the front of my hip.
Does this sound the same as any of you? It's not really described this way online when I look it up and it's hard to tell a doctor this.