I'm fairly well educated on most things related to my condition, but sometimes I just need a 2(or 3rd) opinion.
I've been battling my lower back/sciatica pain for years now with meds, and have been fairly sucessful. Recently, through a few 're-injuries' I'd rather not describe, my left leg sciatica has gotten much worse, to the point that it is WAY out of the realm of 'ok' even with a bump up in my ER meds. A few days ago, my entire top of my left thigh went numb. Function of the leg is typical but the feeling just went away. Also, sadly I must admit that I've had 3 bouts of urinary incontinence in the last 2 weeks, although only while sleeping.
I'll be seeing my ortho in a few weeks, and my PM then as well, but for now, for those who have experienced similar symptoms, would you just wait it out, shack up in bed and hope for a partial recovery, or would you take the incontinence as a sign for the worst?(CES) The fact that it has been night-time only and very inconsistent makes me wonder if it's related to the leg, or just, I dunno the joys of aging or something. Anyhow, my sciatica pain has increased two-fold multiple times in the last two months, and now I am a bit worried. For now, I'm just going to tough it out. If anything else happens I'll go see someone asap. Anyone had a similar experience that fell under the category of a flare-up, and not CES?
Any experiences or advise is greatly appreciated.