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drop foot permanent?

morris8790mmorris8790 Posts: 57
:S Hi all, I am dealing with w/c with my herniated disc at L5-S1 with pinched nerve. Well as you all know they take there time with everything. But I'm afraid I will be permanently damaged I have been dealing with drop foot for 2 months. I can no longer lift my toes or bend my ankle (been like this for about 4wks) the nerve pain gets so bad in my legs I feel like I'm going out of my mind. I have suffered with back pain for 8yrs. but this is the worst ever! I went to my own Doc. but w/c has to approve injections and to see a specialist. Been waiting for a month now. I've read alot on here and other sights that at 3 months the nerve damage is most likely permanent. Could really use some good advise here. I don't want to use my cane and limp the rest of my life because the insurance comp. can't get their crap together!!! I hired me a lawyer last week hoping they can help. Please if any of you have gone this long with drop foot let me know about your experience. Thanks....
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  • morris8790 said:
    :S Hi all, I am dealing with w/c with my herniated disc at L5-S1 with pinched nerve. Well as you all know they take there time with everything. But I'm afraid I will be permanently damaged I have been dealing with drop foot for 2 months. I can no longer lift my toes or bend my ankle (been like this for about 4wks) the nerve pain gets so bad in my legs I feel like I'm going out of my mind. I have suffered with back pain for 8yrs. but this is the worst ever! I went to my own Doc. but w/c has to approve injections and to see a specialist. Been waiting for a month now. I've read alot on here and other sights that at 3 months the nerve damage is most likely permanent. Could really use some good advise here. I don't want to use my cane and limp the rest of my life because the insurance comp. can't get their crap together!!! I hired me a lawyer last week hoping they can help. Please if any of you have


    gone this long with drop foot let me know about your




    experience. Thanks....



    THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS, Start calling your lawyer you have to get on them so it will be approved, Good luckto you WC sit on we r all numbers, look out for you you are number 1....
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  • Well I can tell you what I did, I had the same problem as you, I couldn't walk with out almost passing out and my ankle felt broken. I just went to the emergency room, I really thought I couldn't feel to urinate so when I gave them that sympton they checked me in. Gave me a MRI, cat scan..good pain killers. I saw the neurosurgeon on call and he did say I was a canidate for surgery and he could have done it in 3 days but I was scared and he told me I should try conservative treatments first because sometimes insurance companies balk so I didn't have surgery. But they would have covered it because I was in the hospital and the surgeon said it was needed(if I wanted it).Anyway That was over thanksgiving and I am up and about now, I still have some shooting pains but no numbness. I had 3 epidurals, 8 traction treatments, and physical therapy. I'm still doing the physical therapy and I have a appointment with the surgeon next week. You need to try something, while you wait for insurance. I was desperate and paid 62.oo for each traction treatment and the epi's were 250.00 each, but at least I can function. Before I was stuck on the sofa , I walked all hunched over and like you my leg and foot were numb. I'm at a cross roads because I feel so much better than that low point but yet I still have episodes of extreme pain and I still cant do my normal everyday things, like putting on a sock. So I'm alittle scared to see the surgeon, but scared not to. I hope this helps alittle. Good luck.
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