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Sciatic leg pain and numbness. Help?

kokomankkokoman Posts: 3
Hi I'm new here :-) I will try to make a long story short. Im a 24 year old female I was in a car accident Nov/2010 had horrible back and right leg pain had a MRI findings L4-L5 and L5-S1 herniation with nerve root compression. Discectomy L5-S1 to the right Nov/2011. Much better after surgery pain was gone. March/2012 same pain same places it's all happening again. Another MRI findings L4-L5 broad-based central herniation central canal narrowing, L5-S1 disc desiccation annular bulge and residual central disc protrusion. I didn't want to have surgery again. The DR and I did every treatment we could nothing was working. Aug/2012 legs are weak numbness in groin and genitals. Dr tells me I have CES (Cauda Equina Syndrome) that I need to have another discectomy to avoid losing control of my bladder and bowel. Second discectomy Aug/22/2012. Im 2 weeks post op today the pain is still there. My groin and genitals are still numb. The right side of my buttock is numb my right leg is numb all the way down to right above my ankle my pinky toe and side of my right foot is numb. It hurts so bad lift my leg to walk I'm dragging it. When I sit my toes on my right foot turn a blue purple color. I have called my Dr the nurse moved up my appointment by 2 days and said if it gets worse go to the ER. I asked what could be causing this she said idk everything I asked she said idk. I'm so worried and scared. Has anyone had this happen? Does anyone have any info it would be so helpful. Thanks for reading! Sorry if I didn't post in the right forum. :-)


  • I went to Dr he said its a raw nerve. Put me on two different types steroids. Nothing is working its just getting worse. My right leg is so weak. I can't even touch the skin on my right hip it burns so bad there is a big red half ring that turns blue on the skin of my hip. Told my Dr and tried to show him he didn't seem to care. He said once again it's a raw nerve. The pain got so bad I had to go to the ER. My Dr is having me go for a MRI in the morning. I'm scared of what the results will be. I know something is not right tho. I'm worse now then what I was before I had the discectomy on Aug/22/2012.
  • Conclusion: Enhancement the disc space at L5-S1 most consist with a component
    early diskitis. No evidence for epidural abscess. Postsurgical change from
    right L5 laminectomy. Central disc herniation L4-L5. Mild ventral central
    canal stenosis L5-S1 as described above.

  • I hate the " i tried to show him and he didnt really care" Maybe he knows whats going on & its not a big deal. But if you continue to think it is a big deal, get another opinion on it just for peace of mind.

    That MRI report does not sound like it says much about the nerve though. Any conclusions on a plan of attack from Dr?
    L5S1 REMOVED herniation. Years of pain & compression. Microdiscectomy complete!! Trying to be super smart & safe with recovery!
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