I was diagnosed with a herniated disk in 03, started having severe back pain again in 09. After therapy and medication I have felt better but I have had numbing, heaviness, and weakness in both lower legs fro about 6 months now on a daily basis.
I have herniated disks at L4-L5 there is a left paracentral disc protrusion assoc with high t2 signal intensity representing a superimposed annular tear impinging upon the left descending L5 nerve root within the lateral recess. There is a facet join and ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. There is mild stenosis of the spinal canal and mild bilateral neural foraminal stenosis.
At L5-S1 there is a right paracentral disc protrusion associated with an annular tear and no significant spinal canal or nueral foraminal stenosis.
The ortho. surgeon along with a nuerologist both believed that this is not the cause of my chronic leg pain. It is a numbing pain in the lower legs, sometimes feel shooting pain, and jolts down both my thighs as well.
Looking for someone with similar symptoms and maybe some advice.