Well, I posted a while back that I had been feeling much better for several months, almost back to normal. My problem is L4-L5 Left side herniation.
My usual pain was lower back, butt, thigh and calf on the left, with tingling in my foot. Mobility was effected and any twisting, bending or even coughing was painful.Usually felt better wan sitting, and went away almost totally while laying down.
Like I was sassing, this all got MUCH better and I was feeling good. I could twist, bend etc... without pain, but I was very very careful not to push it.
Last week, out of nowhere, my calf started hurting more again and my foot started tingling. This progressed until today where it pretty much constantly hurts, and my calf is now tingling. I did nothing to cause this, no lifting bending ... nothing out of the ordinary. Funny thing is it hasn't bothered my mobility at all and seems totally unlinked from my movements.
Now, laying down or sitting does nothing. I am in pain 90% of the time. Having trouble sleeping because it is fairly severe pain. My meds help some, but nothing stops it entirely.
It almost feels like my disk herniation is better, but the sciatica is increasing. Like the disc maybe pulled away from the nerve root, but damaged it in the process.
ANyone here have anything like this ever happen?