I need to know why my leg becomes virtually unusable w/out any pain medication! I am a former elite gymnast, and have never broken a bone (except my finger) until my left leg gave out suddenly and w/out warning and I fell on my right foot & broke it.....while getting out of bed!!!!!
I need to know the relationship between pain and nerve damage, if I am unable to walk when my pain is not under control, does that mean that I am creating more nerve damage if I cover up the pain with medication and do things I would not otherwise be capable of doing?!
My disc at L5 S1 is dessicated and on the nerve root. I have MRI's, but the last one was 05 (lost my insurance).
I have recently been having more & new symptoms, mainly tingling and weakness in my left leg & sometimes tingling up my back.
I have been completely unable to walk and recieved a pain shot and then been able to walk almost normally, so if I am now in pm and covering up the pain, am I creating more nerve damage?
I am new here, so please forgive the mistakes
I am just really terrified of my condition worsening until I am able to have surgery!