I am new to this so please help I fell April of. 2011. My apt complex was too cheap to fix a broken crub. Now I went to my doctrine and had a MRI and EMG/NVC I have. 3 herinated disk in my neck a buldging disk and buldging disk in my lower lumbar spine. My neuorogist said I have bilateral radiculopathy of the cerival and lumbar spin. I have been in pt for 2 months going on three months I am also taking Vicodin with no relief. It is like my whole body is in pain both of my hands are numb both of my arms are in pain my left leg is stiff and I need relief. The bottom of my feet has shooting pain and across my feet both hurt. I am too young to go through this I lost my job because I can't work. My apartment complex knew they did this to me so they ignore my report to them and when I fell behind they had me evicted. Because I lost my job I only have cobra and disability. How long will it take for pt to help me? My pt therapist said I need epidural shots but true relief is temporary and I will most likely have on going pt. Do the shots hurt? Then I hear so much talk about surgery but with 3 herinated disc (c3-4, c6-7,c4-5 and c5-6 bulging ) is this allot of surgery? Also I thought I read that normally. This many levels is not good on the cervical spine? Also all herniated disc are indenting the Tuscaloosa sac what is that? Then my MRI also shows a straightenting of the normal cervical lordosis what is that? For my lumbar spine L5 and S1 bilateral radiculopathy.
If someone can help me with this will the pain end? How long did it take you guys to heal? I know everyone is different but a general idea would help. I lost everything for something that is not even my fault my health my job and my home all because someone wanted to save a few bucks this can't be happening to me. Please share with me how do you cope