For all those who have herniated discs and whatnot - how long did it take to develop the symptoms (leg pain, numbness, that sort of stuff)?
I injured my back about 10 weeks ago and for all intents and purposes have been doing much better. I still have some localized pain off to the side of my back, but nothing terrible. The thing is, lately I've been getting a very warm sensation in my lower leg - below the knee, and some very mild tingling (barely perceptible). This only lasts a few minutes.
So my question, given that I have NOT been doing anything that would aggrevate my back, and aside from some mild aches and pains in my side, does this sound at all like what herniated discs do? Is this perhaps something else like perhaps renewed blood flow from sitting down so much and unrelated to my back pain? After 10 weeks I would expect any herniation to be healed by now or at least the symptoms to be lessening - not increasing.
I see an orthaepedic surgeon on Monday to follow up my progress to date and I was wondering if this is something I should be unconcerned about or is this what it feels like right before the REAL sciatic pain hits.