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Sciatica followed by burning sensation in anus

AmitAAmit Posts: 1
I have disc herniation with protrusion at L$-5 level resulting in Sciatica with occasional burning sensation in both heels causing me to walk on my toes This has been with me since the last 6 years . Recently I ended up boarding a flight at the last moment and had to carry my baggage to the cabin (I normally book it separately). This resulted in a severe relapse of the sciatica and nerves related pain in both my legs which I had been managing somehow till now. The result was I have been virtually out of my job for nearly two months now. While my left foot has regained much of its strength and the back and most of the sciatica associated pain has subsided through a mix of medication and conservative rest treatment I now am experiencing a burning sensation around my anus which I had never felt before. It , at times , does become better by lying down, but the relief is not total always!I have never heard of L3-4-5 level compression of nerve roots leading to this sort of pain and am totally confused. My orthopaedic physician suggests surgery. I would really appreciate if anyone can throw some light into this sort of problem faced and any resolution.


  • My surgeon told me that cauda equina can occur when the L4-L5s are compressed, and maybe that's what he thinks the problem is. Pain that radiates into the genital area isn't usually good, so definitely keep in touch with your doctor. I am merely speaking from the experience I had--no MD here, LOL.

    I hope you find relief soon...being in pain is a miserable experience.
  • Consult your physician (your spine specialist). I say this because any pain/numbness in the perineum (groin, genitals, etc) is to be taken seriously.

    I am not looking to scare you but I also would hate to see you try to get advice here that says don't worry.

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