I have been dx with DDD and a herniated disk and have had back problems for over 7 years. It has become constant in the last 8 months now. I have sciatica going down my left leg to the foot and the pain is hard to deal with. My big toe and toe next to that are numb. I cannot feel anything on the top side of the toes and it has been permanent for the last 3 or so years. Could it be caused from a pinched nerve? I have been reading here and found it may be permanent?
I have done P/T a few months ago that helped get the pain out of my leg but did not help the back pain at all.
For the last 2 weeks I have had the worst pain in my leg that is not going away! It is like a pulsating shooting pain all the way down to the foot. I have been unable to sleep, walk much, and I cannot sit at all without it hurting even worse. I have tried to do the "push ups" that I learned in P/T but they are not working and are too painful. I am on 25 mcg/hr fentanyl patch and 10 mg Endocet for break through pain. The meds are not even helping! Any suggestions? The pain has become unbearable.
Thanks for your help,