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Hello everyone! I'm 23 with my first L5 herniation. Mine was so nice as to bring along severe sciatica! I felt a pop about 4 months ago as I stood up and was walking in pain for 3 days but was able to continue life after like nothin had happened. Fast forward to 2 weeks ago. I am at my construction job and feel a softer version of the firstborn pop as I stand up. Felt sore in my back for 2 days. The 3rd day was the worst pain I had ever experienced. I couldn't move, I was in tears. By night I had severe pain in my leg and back. My leg and back started to spasm and i don't remember much after that. I ended up in an ambulance and taken to the hospital. As a recovering addict (3 years sober) I have always refused any opiates or pain killers. They gave me a shot of something that started with a T and sent me home. Couldn't move for a week, got very depressed. Wanted someone to know how much pain I was in because I felt so alone. These forums kept me sane. I read so many. I learned so much and it brought me to tears just to know someone else had felt this pain and even have had worse! I want to say thank you to Spine-Health and everyone here. You kept me up. I am now starting PT and only experiencing severe burning on the top of my foot and stabbing pains in toes haha but I can manage with that. I am very lucky to be moving again so soon according to what I've read. I have a lot of respect for a lot of you and the pain you bear through on a daily basis. Well anyway so THANK YOU!!!!
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