Hello! So let me explain my situation..I'm a 21 y.o. female, 110, 5'0. For the past 2 months I have been having back pain. It all started after I had gotten out of the hospital after having pyelonephritis of my right kidney. I didn't think anything of the back pain until it didn't go away 2 weeks later; luckily I had a follow up appointment with my PCG. She told me my back shouldn't be hurting and ordered X-rays. I got them done probably 5 days later, about June 15th, and waited. When the results came in, they told me I had wedging at my t11/t12. I was generally confused as no one explained why my ls was hurting. My doctor then ordered me an MRI. Went it and a few days later, I found out I had spinal stenosis, the wedging and retrolisthesis of my L5-S1. I said okay, elaborate please. They told me what it was, to find an orthopedist. So, within the next weeks I tried to schedule appoints and I got one about 2 weeks later. When I went for my exam, he did the normal exams. I told him I had less feeling in my left foot. He didn't do much about it. I had to beg him for something for the pain, he put me on gabapentin. By this time, it had been about 3 weeks and I could barely walk without pain, I had to shuffle around. They recommended I go to a neurologist, which, even with my MRI's, it was uneventful; he didn't tell me anything new, just told me it "wasn't that bad."
I found out (on my own) that the retrolisthesis along with the congenial stenosis, is pinching my sacral nerves in both legs, bringing on the cramping, tingling etc. It's weird sometimes because even before I found this all out, the tops of my feet would feel as if I got a mild sunburn and it's been happening more frequently. Most likely nerves again. I have a second opinion neuro app this Friday, the 8th, and I hope I get some new information and real tests run on me. This is debilitating to live with and I've been out of work since may because I stand on my feet. They did recommend me to a physical therapist, hopefully I can start by next week but I had gallbladder removed a month ago, so I guess they will let me know. Has anyone else had success with pt? Or have you had to get ESI, or spinal fusion? Sorry for the rant haha
Thanks so much in advance! It's much appreciated!