I'm fairly new to the boards. I've been experiencing severe sciatica for a year & a half. Been on steriods, anti-inflamatories, a series of spinal injections. I do have a bulging disc @ L5-S1, with ddd. I had an MRI in May.
Finally had a consult with a neurosurgeon today & was told that nothing is touching the sciatic nerve, threfore there's nothing that he can do.
He suggested that I be tested for osteoporosis. It amkes no sense to me, as I've had no fractures, only the sciatica.
The pain is incredible & I'm sooo afraid that the docs will stop providing what little pain relief they have been without a proper diagnosis.
Has anybody else here experienced this kind of pain without a fracture?
Thank You so much for taking the time to read this.
By the way, I'm 49 & had a hysterectomy 4 years ago with no hormone therapy if that helps.
Again, thanks, Juva