Hello. I had ACDF on C5/6 last Jan due to herniated disc and radiculopathy which still has some pain but is better somewhat.
However, before this I experienced terrible sciatica for several years which has culminated in numb feet/toes/buttocks, and disappearance of reflexes. I have visited my gp several times but he just keeps saying take painkillers. I am worried as my numbness seems to be spreading and I know do not know when my bladder is full until it is almost too late. The entire back of my legs, from the small of my back to my toes, is numb, like been lying on it for days, and i get terrible cramp.
i feel badly downstairs some years ago and landed on my back. could the worsening of the numbness be linked to my cervical injury, or is this somethine else? And if it is nerve damage, will it get progressively worse or stay the same?
I am at a loss as to what to do but know i cannot go on like this with both my neck and my lower back
Any advice would be appreciated