Hi, i have degeneration of the L5 and herniated S4. I had 3 sets (6 shots total)of cortisone shots but they did minimal help. The back pain was still there. I'm 32 and was setting up for a spinal fusion but before i started talking to surgeons about the procedure i decide to go on a mini vacation. Im from NY and flew to Florida, after my 2nd day in Florida my leg started bothering me. When i flew back to NY and landed i was in pain but severe pain..The next day when i went back to work i had full blown sciatic pain..I couldn't straighten my leg, i left work and went straight to my orthopedic but of course with my luck he was on vacation and a different Doc. gave me flaxeral and percosets for the spasms and pain along with 2 days of bed rest. I did all that and now i have no function of my calf muscle. The back of my thigh is numb and when i touch my foot,it feels like there's pins and needles in there..Can someone please let me know whats going on. Im stressing that this might be permanent. Im walking around with a limp cause i cant push of with my left foot.
Any help will greatly be appreciated..