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Starting to get worried....

morris8790mmorris8790 Posts: 57
Hi all question for ya. I have a pinched nerve in my L5-S1 for about a month and a half that just keeps getting worse I can hardly walk now the last 2 days I've had severe nerve pain and now it seems that I'm running to the bathroom every 15 minutes. should I be worried about this? :SS


  • You need to talk to your doctor. Whenever your problem involves bathroom issues, you need to call your doctor or go to the ER. If you let this go it can cause permanent damage.
    I hope you get help now.
  • Morris8970:
    You should be worried. It sounds like all the stuff you have going on may require surgery. At least consult a surgeon, either ortho-spine or neurosurgeon.

    I'm a retired pain physician and this looks to me like a reason for surgery. I've seen some very good results from surgery, and some not-so-good ones. So have the surgeons.

    Live Well!

    Ken Noel
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  • You can go to ER. Thats what I did, turns out my issues where from taking the pain meds and losing the feeling to urinate. I also had a urinary tract infection. Is your leg numb and tingly on your buttucks? If so go to ER. You may not get a appointment with a nuerosurgeon for weeks. If you have good insurance, the hospital is the way to go, if you need surgery they can do it there. I didn't think my pain would ever go away but it has gotten better it's been a few months though. Have you had a MRI?
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