hi all I have a strange new symptom. (I've posted results of my most recent MRI below. Not for interpretation. my OS has already been over it with me thoroughly.)
I have crazy leg pain that comes and goes. I was on the floor in tears two nights this week due to muscle spasms, pain, and numbness and tingling in my legs. I am on norco as needed - but really try to avoid taking it until after my 2 yr old has gone down for his nap, or to bed for the night. I cannot get comfortable. sitting, standing, laying down. no position works.
anyway - I was told by the OS that I have serious nerve compression, and am awaiting insurance approval of a one level fusion. I've had this odd symptom crop up over the past week or so. my toes feel freezing - but are warm to the touch. is that a nerve thing? has anyone else experienced it?
I have: Moderate grade 1 L5 on S1 vertebral body anterolisthesis and bilateral L5 spondylolysis. Moderate reactive bone marrow edema of the L5 pedicles and pars reticularis.
Mild flattening/traction mass effect upon the ventral aspect of the thecal sac and L5-S1 levels.
Small broad-based posterior and right posterior paramedian and right posterolateral L5-S1 intervertebral disc protrusion contributes to compression of the exiting right L5 nerve root.
Moderate bilateral narrowing and elongation of L5-S1 neural foramina.