I started to get sever back pain on January 22, 2015, at first my doctor thought I had muscle pain but after several weeks of pain my doctor ordered an MRI and informed me that I had herniated my l5-s1 disc. I have pain in my lower back and shooting pain down both legs. In mid Feb. I started to get a pins and needles sensation on my right foot. The pins and needles feeling has been getting progressively stronger to the point where I can barely feel my sock when it's on my foot. My doctor refereed me to a neurosurgeon and I saw him on March 25, he noticed that my right leg is significantly weaker than my left leg and is planning on doing a microdisectomy at the end of April (I am in my final year at university and really need to be make it through April to write my exams).
My family doctor and my neurosurgeon keep warning me about red flag symptoms such as bladder and bowel problems and loose of sensation in the saddle area... on Friday April 3, I started to get a pins and needles sensations in my saddle area, it lasted for about 20 minutes... Since Friday this has happened about 4 more times.... It doesn't last it comes and goes. I also have to urinate a lot more frequently and constantly feel like I have to urinate even after urinating.... I understand that no one here is able to give medical advice, I am just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?