Hello. Im in my second battle with back pain and sciatic problems. Im 27 years old and had my first surgery at 24 for 2 disk ruptures and severe leg pain. After surgery i was ok, but never was the same and alwalys kept a very stiff and unflexible back.
Ive had pain spells off and on since but usually a steriod shot and few days of rest would do the trick. Now the past month ive spiraled back into the same situation, but worse.
Started suffering with extreme pain in lower back, and it felt swollen and feverish. Also had some leg pain and burning. A trip to the doctor for a steriod shot and 12 day predizone dose did no good. My leg eventually became very severely painfull. I had bad muscle spasms in the thigh and then it moved into my calf. My calf was cramping and moving like a baby was trying to get out. My toes wiggled on their own and i was in complete agony. Not having any insurance i tried to tough it out and did.
Heres what scares me. I suffered with these pains and severe muscle contractions for 2 days, then it dissapeared. The problem is, its all numb now. My left buttox, down the rear of my upper leg, and the back half of my foot ( heel) is dead. Kinda like the dentist ahot me with novicane. Its somewhat a relief because im not in pain. But i have difficulty walking with my dead heal. My pants rub the back of my leg and it sorta feels like burned skin after a severe burn.
I am seing a specialist feb 6. But im worried sick i have severed my nerves hence the djssapearing pain. I am a hard working truck driver and i fear being disabled. Anybody had a similiar experience??