7 weeks of this Sciatica. Had my 1st ESI and Nerve block and I did get relief bit still having pain in the calf. I still have the numbness and weakness. I've notived my knee is starting to crack and hurt more since this whole problem started.
I'm scheduled for a laminectomy on 10/13/2011 and even though I feel it's a Good Neurosurgeon scared to death I will come out worse.
I a able to sit and lay down with no issue but have a hard time walking maybe 10-15 minutes tops with the ESI and nerve block. I am doing PT annd tried accu.
My biggest concern is the numb feeling I have in my calf and the biggest toe.
I have very weak leg, i noticed in the beggining it would be very hard to lift up the leg or the reflex in the ankle area was very weird feeling.
I just don't want to prolong it too much and having nerve damage.