Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm a 42 year old female with a herniated disc at the L5 S1. I have been having sciatic pain in the left leg all the way down to my foot for awhile. I have had 2 epidurals (did not work) and PT. The last couple of days I have noticed that my right leg is now tingling from the knee down and I have that icy cold feeling on my inner thighs, rear and genital area.
My orthopedist did not seem too alarmed by this but did say I should see a neurosurgeon to talk about surgery options. I called xyz Spine Clinic today because they are supposed to be the best and they can't see me until FEB 19th! Does this seem long? I'm really concerned about where my numbness has spread to. I haven't had any urinary or bowel issues but I'm still a little scared.
Has anyone had any experience with this?
Post edited to remove name of medical facility. by Liz The Spine-Health Moderator Team