Where to start....
As I read through out this forum, my post seems a little premature and weak compared to others but this pain is taking over my life and really depressing me.
I am now 23 years old and my injury occurred approximately 3 months ago. I went without any doctors visits for 1 month thinking I had strained or pulled my hip flexor/quadricep muscles. Upon being forced by the pain to see my doctor I was diagnosed with sciatica and given an injection of Tordisol into my buttocks. This did nothing and just made my leg feel like it was full of cement for 20 mins.
About 1 1/2 months ago I got my first MRI which revealed I have a:
1) "Diffuse disc bulge at L4-5 resulting in BL NF narrowing. The right L4 nerve appears to be in contact with the bulging disc at the NF."
2) "Posterior disc bulge with posterior annular tissue or tear at L5-S1."
3) "No disc herniation or significant canal sterosis."
I am currently taking Somas(muscle relaxers) and Norcos(pain relievers) which have darastically changed my personality.
I am scheduled for an Epidural Injection evaluation tomorrow and am hoping this injection will relieve my pain. Plllllease Helllllp!!!
This is what the pain did to my spine: