It has been one year since my sciatica symptoms started due to disc herniation L5S1.
In the course of one year I have had to be on pain medication, six steroid injections, steroids (orally), and two micro discectomies.
I had a spinal fusion schedules on June 6 2014 but two days before surgery, I found out my insurance denied the surgery. I had no where to turn and decided to go to a chiropractor yesterday.
Today June 13 2014 I wake up at 6am and I have no pain what so ever! First time I felt that was back in February when my steroid injection worked but after that my injections stopped working.
At the chiro the doctor pushed on my lower back and asked if I was in pain. I said no and he thought it was odd I was not in pain along with my leg (non of my orthopedic surgeons ever pushed on my lower back). That's when he pushed on my buttocks and said I have stiff muscles probably bc I haven't used it all year. All I could think was it can't be a muscle issue since I've had three orthopedic surgeons tell me I need spinal fusion for my disc reherniating over and over again.
I went back in later that day and had my muscles stretched to the point when I got up I got light headed just like u would after a deep tissue massage. Now I'm up the next morning and I feel no pain.
I don't know what to think anymore, all my tears and pain over the course of a year could have been bc of muscles being too right. The cancellation of the spinal fusion went from
the worse day of my life to being the best!
28 years old with L5 S1 disc herniation. One session of steroid epidural shot and finally had surgery to relieve sciatica pain radiating down left leg on 9/11/13. I had a reherniation same level and had a second discectomy on 10/23/13.