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How Long, Coping, How old: Some questions about numbness

1) How long have you had the numbness or pins and needles anywhere from bum to foot?

2) If you have had surgery how long ago was that?

3)Has surgery resolved the numbness or mild pain like pins and needles?

4)What makes it worse?

5)What makes it better?

6) Do you believe it will get better?

7) Can/Will/DO you live a normal life ( kids, work, caring for a home, holidays, walking, exercise, happiness)?

I have to go to school now but I will answer my own questions tonight. In the mean time I wopuld like to hear from people with sciatica. I am assessing and creating my outlook for life in the best positive way poss even though being affected by 24/7 sensations from butt to toe. I would like to hear tips on living along time with radiculopathy.

Thanks in advance.


  • 1) I had numbness in smallest 3 toes with pricking along bottom pads of foot. I also had calf weakness.
    2) Yes to surgery. 3-4 weeks ago
    3) Yes, surgery fixed it.

    All surgeries are not the same. You can see my full story in a separate post.
  • Cre Thats great the numbness went away.

    2)8m ago.
    3)no, could be worse.
    4)activity and standing static, sitting in certain positions.
    5)going to sleep at night.
    6)belief is struggling.
    7)want to be positive about this.

    Thinking of the nerve sx for the next 70 years wtfudge

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