Almost 8 weeks out of surgery and all of a sudden yesterday, things got a whole lot worse, for no apparent reason.
As many of you know, I've been fighting leg radiculopathy now since my surgery.. Over all, things haven't been great, my left leg is a mess, but my right leg was quiet at least..
Was sitting in a car, felt like an Ice-Pick was shoved into my right gleut and all of a sudden my leg lit up like a Xmas tree.
Nothing would help it.. it was burning and I felt the hot and cold water feeling on my foot and the paresthesia up my leg...
Went to my 1st off site PT session today.. pool exercises, followed by a hot pad and TENS machine..
Felt ok in the pool.. once I was out, it got worse as the day went on.
PT wanted me to lay on my stomach and prop myself up on my elbows.. REALLY bad idea..
She said it may hurt but do it for 3-5 min a day..
I tried it this afternoon and my leg and lower back went nuts.
I don't remember either of them burning like this in a long time..
Called my surgeon's office.. he said if it still feels bad after another week, he'll make an appt for an MRI.