Hello, I have been dealing with my problems for almost two years now and need some advice. I had FBBS do to scar tissue over the S1 nerve root. Before the scar tissue formed I was free and clear of all my symptoms, except the numbness down the back of my leg, and a tight sore calf muscle.
All the original symptoms are back which are as follows. I have a sore spot left sided in my back thats feels like I was stabbed there. The top of my left butt cheek also feels like someone stabbed me there. My hamstring hurts down the very back of it, and is always tight no matter how much I stretch. Behind my knee is very numb and sore and my calf muscle always hurts and has spasms. It goes down my leg to my achelies tendon and into that ball on the outsie of your foot. Also the whole bottom and left side of my foot are numb, and my first two little toes hurt, but the pain that builds up in my heel is unbeariable. I have had 5 epidural injections, PT, message, chiro, hot packs, cold packs, you name it. Nothing seems to help my leg pain below the knee, ever. The back pain comes and goes from a pain scale of 10 its a 7 or 8. I have knee pain, hip pain, and ankle pain that also seem to come and go slightly but the rest always stays.
Im taking a sleeping pill, and gabapentin but it doesnt seem to help much. Im wondering if I possibly have a problem with the same nerve mabye somewhere lower in my leg. Could there be a problem with my knee or ankle making it so this nerve never heals. My dr. claims its all S1 pain pattern but sometimes I wonder. Im about to have another back sugery and would hate it if the scar tissue or the slight herniated disc weren't the only problems here. Who knows? Does anybody else have problems with the S1 nerve root, L5/S1 disc. Half of the disc was removed during the micro, and wondering if there is no new problem, mabye just nerve damage from the original? If you do have S1 pain, please be specific where exactly it hurts you. Thanks