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Tingling only during sleeping and 2/10 pain and driving.

Help me and thanks in advance!

I had an MRI that said herniated disc in my lumber spine. I have a pain literally at the side of my calf of my right leg. Sometimes it goes down. My pain is only a 2/10 and goes up to annoying 5/10. I also had a nerve conduction study saying I have radiculopathy of both legs.

I wake up sometimes scared cause I have tingling all over my lower right leg. Now I'm having it on my left leg.
1.)Does this still sound like radiculopathy? If so then why only at night?
2.) I have tingling too in my both of my arms only at sleep. Is that too radiculopathy?
3.) I have a problem coordinating my drive (gas pedal) and braking only on my right leg. I notice it gets worse when driving for 15-20 min and gets worse when longer. What makes it worse also is after my legs are tired from walking and standing for a long time like 12hr. Is this still radiculopathy? What's wrong?

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  • Well, it sounds like you definitely have something compressing your nerve, or at least pressing on it in certain positions. We all think that pain is the worst thing and needs immediate attention, but when it comes to your nerves, pain isn't the only sensation that should be concerning. Any tingling or weakness should always be addressed, as it is a sign that something is affecting the nerve.

    Since you've had an MRI and a nerve conduction test, both of which confirm nerve issues, I'd say it's a pretty safe bet. Has your doctor offered any ideas for treatment? My nerve issues began with intermittent (situational) tingling, but after a while something happened (still not certain what) and it switched over to horrendous radiating sciatic pain down my leg. It took a lot of doctors and a lot of begging and pleading on my part to get diagnosed with a ruptured disc and by the time that happened (period of several months) the damage was done.

    If I were you, I'd start looking at treatment options (which don't all involve surgery, but might include physical therapy, steroid injections or medications).
    Left leg radiculopathy/sciatic pain
    L5/S1 microdiscectomy - May 30, 2014
    L5/S1 microdiscectomy - Aug 14, 2014
    L5/S1 TLIF - Sept. 24, 2014
    Left-side screws/rod removed along with bone fragment Dec. 29, 2014
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