I had fever around jan 5 and during a vomiting session i got a kind of pull in my left leg followed by a tingling / numbness in my feet, My calf muscles started aching when walking for 100 mtrs or so with pain increasing and was given nuric m by the general reqular doc for 3 weeks after 2 weeks pain while walking continued to increase with shorter distances and i was referred to a nerosurgon who suggested a mri.
The MRI came with the following result "Left paracentral extrusion of the L5- S1 Disk with extension of the herniated disk material into the left lateral recess. It compresses the Thecal Sac and left Traversing S1 nerve root."
Was suggested total bed rest for a week, my condition has worsened drastically since the bed rest i am not able to walk more then 10 feet or sit also now for 5 mins with my leg at 90 degree, now being suggested a injection in the spine.
What are my alternatives ?
What is the right way to sleep?
Will my condition worsen?
Is the situation permanent ?
Should i switch to a orthopadic?
Thanks in advance for your replies.