Hi Guys and Girls,
Im now back out of hospital after having a Caudal epidural injection which made my sciatica and pins and needles in both legs worse. I have never known pain like it, it was like severe cramp down the whole leg and shooting pains down opposite legs when they were bent...i think i have drained the national health service of morphine.
I had a further MRI which showed the disc had covered the whole of the spinal cord, the specialist said it was a huge rupture which could of happended during the Caudal epidural. Within 8hrs of having the MRI i was in theatre having surgery due to the high risk of paralysis/nerve damage. They told me i was a high risk patient due to sleep appnea and could face death which cheered me up!!!!!
They opened me up last thursday and said the disc just popped out roughly about 3/4cm. I am recovering well and can finally stand up without screaming with pain.
I currently have a numb saddle, left buttock, leg and foot...hopefully it will settle down by 6 months!!!! or not?
Looking on the bright side im alive!!!