In Nov I went for an MRI that landed me seeing a nuerosurgeon in Dec.
I am not exactly sure all the medical terms or meanings but he told me that my L3-4,L4-5 & L5-S1 disc are bulging/herniated. One of which was pinching my sciatic nerve. I was sent to a pain mngmnt dr and PT. PT was HORRIBLE, I left feeling MUCH worse. The Pain mngmnt dr put me on Neurontin (sure spelled wrong) and percocet for the pain. I went 12 days ago for an ESI. She hit my spinal sac and did a blood patch and I go back for attemt #2 in 7 days. But now my pain is totally different. I no longer have the numbness in my foot or the pain in my leg. Now i still have pain that constantly stays between 8-9. When i stand up from sitting or laying i take 2 steps and i have this "burning" pain in my very low back that almost causes me to drop to my knees.
I am hoping the second attempt at an ESI works because I need to get off the pain pills. I have 3 kids. The youngest of which are my 4 yr old identical twins. One of them has type 1 diabetes and its VERY time consuming. I dont have time to be out of commission LOL!!!!!
I originally said NO surgery at all but the NEurosurgeon said it may be unavoidable. :0(