I have been searching on the internet and trying to find a forum that users maybe having the same problem I'm having.
At the start of 2010 I was involved in a car accident where a car pulled out in front of me while i was going around 35-40mph. Every since the accident I have had lower back pain.
I have tried the following so far.
Chiropractic - 7 months.
Physical Therapy - 3-4 months.
Physiatry - 3-4 months
More Chripratic and Acupuncture along with massages - 3 months
During this time I also had
2x - MRI lower back
1x - MRI mid back
1x - Blind Injection for numb pain
1x - Guided CT Injection for pain
2x - X-Rays
1x - Disco Gram
Countless traction and physical therapy sessions.
About 3 months ago I met with a Neurosurgery and he recommend a discogram since the MRI showed nothing and I tested positive in the lower S1 joint and I was a candidate for disc replacement. This is what sprung the IME from the insurance company.
It's to the point where my insurance company made me go to an IME which said I could no longer due to Chiropractic and now they made me go to another IME/Neurosurgery who said everything is fine and i'm at my pre-accident status and the bulging disc in my back was from a previous accident?! I have never had a previous problem with my back.
They explain the popping on my lower back when I move my left leg up and down or why it's numb all the time from my thigh all the way down to my ankle or when I push my hips forward I have a sharp pain in my lower back.
At this point i'm not sure where to go, my lawyer wants me to go back to the doctor and talk to them about a bulging disc in my L4 area and see if it's related to the pain my leg. So far I have had no luck with doctors.
Here is the exact symptoms i'm having.
Pain when I push my pelvis area forward - Lower Back S1 area.
numbness that radiates down my left leg mainly on the side to the front of the knee and in my ankle, it feels like my ankle can't move. Yesterday I positioned my back in a way that hurt, but i fell a sleep and woke up with the pain on the right side instead of the left side. This same thing happened when they did the discogram and the day after the pain returned back to the left side.
Any help is appreciated!