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Is this spine related pain?



  • LizLiz Posts: 9,708
    edited 12/08/2017 - 6:27 AM

    hello estrellas

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    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
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  • if you are feeling pain from your thigh to your foot, it sounds like sciatic nerve pain. did your doctor do a leg raise test to see if you have a herniated disc or piriformis syndrome? If PT isnt working, your dr should request an MRI to look at your spine ( if your leg raise tests positive).

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  • Sounds like sciatic pain 

  • If you are getting physical therapy for a  misdiagnosed "muscle injury", you could do more damage if your pain is from a lower lumbar disc problem. If you have tingling in your feet, thats a huge sign that the sciatic nerve that runs down the leg is being impinged. See a physiatrist to make sure your physical therapy is treating the corrrect problem. My PT thought i had a muscle injury and was having me do exercises that were the EXACT OPPOSITE of what i should have been doing. There are simple leg raise tests, etc that a competent Dr can do to diagnose you.

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