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Lumbar Disc or SI Issue/Sciatica



  • VUDore92VVUDore92 Posts: 12
    edited 02/28/2019 - 12:58 PM

    Alright, had my followup yesterday with my Ortho Spine Specialist. He said that he thinks some of my nerve pain might be from some light stenosis at the L5 level, its on the nerve canal not the spinal canal. He said that he believes my biggest issue though is some major muscle imbalances stemming from my hamstrings and hips being very tight. So he has prescribed eight weeks of PT twice a week. I tend to agree on the muscles and flexibility, the legs up the wall hamstring stretch is one of the few things that has actually lessened the nerve pain some, my back is still really tight and he thinks that PT may help it some. Doesn't think the very mild bulge is causing my issues as my leg strength is very good still. Said the urinary issue is not spine related but possibly could be related to the muscle imbalances but said to go see an urologist (im getting a second opinion from another urologist next week). So my plan is to try the PT, I think he is correct on that maybe being a good move. Willing to give it a shot for sure & I know I am very stiff so I do not doubt at all that my muscle imbalances could be a big part of this issue. Said the EMG showed only very light irritation and the injections didn't help much so this has kind of led him to think it may possibly be this causing a lot of it. Just wanted to provide an update.  

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