My husband spent the afternoon in the ER yesterday with horrible back spasms. I called an ambulance because he was laying on his stomach on the bed first and it took him 2 hours to wiggle his way over to put his feet on the floor and then he was stuck in that position for an hour and with each movement screaming out in pain.
Then I told him he could not just be there all night with his upper body on the bed and his knees on the floor so he managed to get his body down on the floor laying on a comfortor I had put down for him and he laid on his stomach. He could not turn over without screaming out in pain and would end up back on his stomach. He was laying there for 8 hours before I finally got him to agree that I was going to call an ambulance because he was just not able to even roll over.
So then they got the pain under control at the ER and now he has pain in the front of his left left leg the thigh. Then in the past he has had pain in the back of his thigh after having similar episodes with back pain but never this extreme. Doesn't that mean that more then one disc is effected since he has had problems in the front and back of his upper leg thigh area. Or can you have just one herniated disc and it will effect both front and back of the upper leg.
When my L5-S1 disc herniated it just effected the back of my leg all the way down to my toes but it ran down the back.