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Anyone have a Partially Compressed Sciatic Nerve (?)

GunsAZGGunsAZ Posts: 1
Im 32 yrs & besides several car accidents which have taken a toll on me,I've lived a physical demanding & busy life w/o complications other than migraines triggered after an accident in 07.
Til October of '14.
I woke up 1 day after a long period of sleep and experienced an ache & pain in what felt like my groin area only for 5 days. It then went away on its on.
I noticed with weeks following, I began tripping over my right foot (Foot Drop), soon eliminating my abilities to run unless I wanted to eat dirt, so to speak. By November I noticed weakness, loss of mobility, strength & full functionality in my right foot,toes ,ankle, knee & upper thigh including my right hand (couldn't light a lighter, hold a fork or turn car on unless used entire hand, cupping keys to turn ignition). Mind you, im right handed. After 3 months I regained full strength in my right hand yet i still continue to experience Pins ^ needles in my right arm + now, newly along my left arm & hand.
Ive had a CT, 2 MRIS & as of this past Thursday, my neurologist conducted my EMG. He informed me surgery isnt necessary. Seems I've injured myself during my night of over extended sleep w/o movement therefore causing a *partial compression to my sciatic nerve*. Im in no pain but can barely walk. Im looking at physical therapy w/recovery time est. Between 8weeks-18months.
Anyone experience this disabling issue?



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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,427
    It's very good you are seeing neurologist and seems like he is working to help you...with the testing, etc...

    I can not comment on your "partial compression of sciatic nerve".

    I can say that I too have varied weaknesses, not necessarily with pain.
    But my weak situations that come up without warning are not as severe as yours......you're example of turning keys and holding fork...I do not experience.

    My legs giving out, I am dropping things frequently...find myself dragging right foot at times....unpredictable.
    Some days are better than others , but it can happen even on days I think are my good days.

    I have also had strokes, so sometimes difficult to tell what the cause is....but my pain management/neurologist doctor blames it on my spinal issues and states it is to be expected...for me.

    My weakness is even evident in how upright I am while walking...with my cane. That also, depends on the day...or time of day..or activities during my day. But with my walking and getting more bent over...that is with severe pain.

    Best of luck to you with your physical therapy! Be patient with yourself...and keep good communications with therapist and doctor with how you are doing.
    Keep us posted on your progress!

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