Please check my profile or signature for my pain history.
My latest antic involved dragging a large but lightweight bag backwards in the garden. I tripped and fell backwards. As luck would have it, there was a plastic storage box behind me and I hit it right on the corner with my coccyx.
I had immediate bilateral sciatic pain for which I was put back on morphine.
A week later, I was seen by a consultant anaesthetist in the pain clinic.
She made me bend forward to touch my toes (yeah, right ho, I've had fusion surgery)
She then pressed in a couple of places next to my spine which shot pain down my legs.
Then she said she was booking me in for a caudal epidural and some nerve root blocking injections.
My question is, what could she tell by pressing next to my spine and causing the sciatic pain?
L5-S1 herniation. Both knee meniscus tear. L4-5 herniation - 2 x nerve block injections. L4-5 discectomy. L1-2 nerve block injection. L4-5 reherniation - TLIF fusion. 2016: L1-2 and L5-S1 retrolistheses and multiple facet joint degeneration.