Hello all! Well i was on this site when i first started have back issues in Jan 2011.. I went thru 5 months of mooderate type pain.. I was very lucky not to have the pain some people discribe.. Anyways I started working out(lightly) and doing cardio on the eliptical .. I felt pretty darn good from June to Oct 2011, then last saturday(about 9days ago) i started having mild to moderate lumbar discomfort.. this last for 4 days.. I could not do much cause something was wrong.. I do not recall doing anything.. Anyways. I was not to concern i just figure i did something and hopefully in a month it will be gone, BUT THEN after 4 days of back pain i started have LEFT LEG shooting/cramping type pain for 2 days, then it started in my right leg. So NOW when i walk i have pain in BOTH OF MY LEGS- basically from the backside of each THIGH into the CALF muscle. feel like someone is squeezing my calfs.. Sitting down, laying down, & just riding the indoor bike easy DOES NOT bother me so i assum this is some type of sciatica, BUT WHAT SCARES ME IS how BILATERAL SCIATICA can be related to Cauda equina sundrome..
My last MRI in March 2011, bacially stated:
l1-l2 no issues
l2-l3 a broad based bulging annulus cause mild bilateral neuroforminal narrowing nad mild central canal stenosis
l3-l4 a broad based herniated disc ostephyte compex is seen. there bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy. there is moderate bilateral nerioforminal narrowing and modeate central canal stenosis.
l4-l5 broad based herniated disc ostephyte compex is seen. There is also bilateral facet and ligamentous hypertrophy. There is moderate bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing and moderate canal stenosis
l5-s1: a mild bulging annulus cause mild central canal stenosis and mild bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing
Do i got some issues, but after seeing 3 different DOCTORS they said i am nowhere near surgery yet..
I am just freaked becuase of the relationship of BILATERAL sciatica and CES dieases... I will make another appointment to see a neuro again. I am sure he will want a NEW MRI//
BTW_ i dont have anyother issues with my body fuctions.