Hello all! Well I have posted here before and gotten allot of support.. I just got my new MRI results a few days ago and spoke with a NEURO who thinks I may need surgery IF conservative stuff does not work.. I have had lower back issues before and they last a few months then i am back to normal, but this is the FIRST TIME i have experience LEG PAIN with very litte back pain....
HERE IS MY MRI IMPRESSIONS
L1-L2- NO ISSUES
L2-L3- NO ISSUES
* L3-L4 there is mild central canal stenosis with a superimposed central disc herniation impressing on the ventral aspect of the sac and migrating slightly inferior to the disc level.
L4-5 there is moderate central canal stenosis secondary to broad annular bulging, facet degenerative change and ligamentous infolding. The exiting roots are well demostatred
L5-S1, there is annular bulging impressing on the ventral epidural fat. There is mild facet degenrative changes. No overt disc herniation of stenosis.
So EVERYONE thats ME! It all started 2 weeks ago.. First 4 days lower mild back pain, then BAM BABY LEFT LEG Sciatica, then BOTH LEGS SCIATICA.. Really bad when I would walk, BUT WHEN I SAT OR SLEEP I HAVE NO PAIN.. Walking for a few minutes is fine but after than LOOK OUT feel like i cant walk at all.. PAIN their the outside of the back of the thighs and INTO THE CALFS.. This week has been little better cause right legs is MILD, but left leg is OUCH...
I have NEVER had any edpitural shot or cortozone.. How long should i wait for surgery? Doc said there is this new surgery where they made 2 little holes and clean up the l3-4.. I just dont know..