First post so hope I do it right.
Last year I herniated a disc in my back and had a microdisectomy. Thought all was fine until I pulled my back again at the gym. A few days rest and all was good again...until suddenly I had a day of horrific pain in my back - walking was not an option! Following that a few days later i lost feeling in my other foot and leg with less movement possible - a quick visit to emergency GP and he referred me striaght back to my surgeon who suspects i have reherniated the disc affecting my L5. He has ordered an MRI scan for me which I am still waiting for.
My surgeon wasnt the most helpful last time i went through this - took alot to prove how much pain i was in. Anyway...pain is far less today which is good thing. However, i dont want my surgeon to brush me off as the pain was REALLY bad last week etc and i live in fear when i wake up each morning whether my toes, foot, leg will be there!
Will an MRI still show herniation if there was one even though little to no pain now?
I don't want him to brush me off again as I know my body and know that something isnt right - losing sensation and movement in foot it not normal right?!
Thanks for any help or advice offered.