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3 years pain from stretched nerve????

So I've been to so many doctors and have gotten so many tests for my nerve pain. For three years I've had terrible pain in lower back down to my feet. It's really hard for me to stand for long periods andit flares up very easily. I've been told I had sacroiliitis, then I was told DDD spinal stenosis and facet joint arthritis, and referred to a neurosurgeon. So I got a new MRI and the neurosurgeon says my spine looks great and that I have a stretched nerve injury. The EMG confirmed damage to the S1 nerve. Has anyone had this pain from stretched nerve? The doctor gave me no advice as to what to do and said it may or may not heal. I'm afraid to be more active and just don't know what to do.

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 5,437

    Did your doctor mention doing injections? If it were me, I'd call him back and ask what your options are to get this calmed down. Or get another opinion.

    Sandra
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  • Thanks for responding Sandra, yes I've had Nerve Block injections and SI Joint injections, both only helped a little. He referred me to another neurologist, so I will see what he says. It's weird because I've never heard of a stretched nerve, what a mystery!


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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 5,437

    Keep us posted on what the neurologist says,I'd like to know too.
    Take care.

    Sandra
    Spine-Health Moderator
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    Please read my  Medical History
  • Yes, keep us updated, I am curious too!

  • Yes, I've heard of a stretched nerve. I went to a pathologist once who also works on the body as a chiropractor would and he said my right femur was out its socket and had been for a long time and the nerve was stretched. He said muscles, tendons and ligaments are all meant to stretch, but not nerves. He also mentioned it would take a long time to heal it once the cause of the stretching was corrected. 

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