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how much more can a person take!!

Hello everybody I am new here ..am so glad I found this forum ..I guess i just need some piece of mind and see if any body else has had sciatica 3 times. In 3 months to where it has put me in bed unable to move .. just when I think am healing something aggravates it and I have to start the healing all over again I was 80% healed when I was going down the stairs yesterday to go to therapy. When by the second set of steps I felt ooh ooh type of pain that told me to stop..so I did and let me say going back up I was crying from the pain but all so crying from the frustration of not being to handle the pain and the mental Wear and tear it has done to me..my doctor and physical
Therapist. Say I have piriformis syndrome..has anybody had something like this happened and healed ? ..cause right now i feel like i will never heal.. i take advil and ice it ..and did the stretches my therapist. Showed me to do....thanks for reading my post .. and any advice will be appreciated...


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  • RTgirl2011RRTgirl2011 Posts: 512
    edited 12/16/2013 - 1:46 PM
    It does go away. It just takes a while. I had it several years ago before it was discovered that i had a herniated disc. I could not sit or walk very far without being in excruiating pain. Keep doing your stretches and you will get better. I would suggest if it doesn't get better with PT, talk to your doctor about getting an MRI to rule out nerve compression.
    Discectomies 05/08 and 04/11, fusions L4-5 Feb 9,2012 and L3-L4 June 28,2012, Staph infection washout 3/2/2012, Bulged L5-S1. SCS trial on January 17th, 2014, which was a success! Permanent SCS on February 20th.
  • I have a friend that just was told that she has this. She started getting cortisone shots in her butt and is going for a MRI to rule out any disc problems. I dont think that she has started any PT yet. She has good days and then bad days. She is having a hard time excepting that this slows her down and runs her life.

    L4-L5 Herniated 02-02-2013 (Slipped on Ice)
    L4-L5 MicroD 08-07-2013, Reherniated 10-21-2013
    L4-L5 MicroD Revision 10-07-2013, Reherniated 10-17-2013
    L4-L5 PLIF/TLIF 10-02-2013
    Released From Surgeon & All Restrictions 03-06-2014
  • Thanks for the advice. as soon as I am able to make it down the stairs and in to my car I will be making. a appointment. To see a spine doctor..cause I never want to experince this kind of pain again...thanks again for your responds..
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    plus having to deal with the ups/downs of your own spinal condition, you will be amazed at just how much more a person can take.
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    • - We want to move forward, for our family, our job or our own self satisfaction
      - Surgery may dictate which way we need to head towards
      - Because we know we can deal with more
    Some of these statements may be hard to digest when you are first faced with serious spinal problems. I have found so many new members here, who have stated that they are not new to pain, but new to these forums.

    Just as I was back in 2006. There is a reason why people search online. That is to find answers to so many of their questions. I know you will find those plus much more during your time at Spine-Health.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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