Hi, I am a newbie here. I had broken both bones in my ankle in Oct of 07. Took forever to heal. in Nov 08 I started with this intense sciatic pain. It took me 3 months to find a doc who would treat me. I had a nerve conduction test, (torture chamber) and 15 exrays, NO MRI. I dont have insurance and am sure that is why there was no MRI ordered. My doc told me I have "spondylolisthesis" which i have discovered is a general term. L5-S1 nerve issues, but said my discs were not degenerated. I am confused over the diagnosis, and was wondering if it does indeed mean disc herniation? I go to a clinic and within the 5 minute session, it is hard to get any real answers. I have had one predisone epidural with just one week of relief. Tomorrow I see a physical therapist. He has me on 750 vics, one every 4 hours. Sometimes the pain is so intense I am not able to put my foot on the floor. It has been months and I am not any better. Also, I have heard that these issues can be caused from uneven thigh muscles? Any insight to that?
Thanks for your thoughts!