Anyone else have this problem? My Dr has been telling me for 8 years I need a spinal fusion. I have avoided it this long. I go to the Dr. When I have flare ups and I am in the middle of one now, I think... I want to know if anyone has this problem, Most of you talk about so much pain and that is not me. I have very little pain. just kinda like annoying aches and heaviness feelings and some numbness not all the time tho. When this flare up started I was having numb tingling in my private area as soon as I stood up it would start. Boy that was scaring me. That part has went away, that was about 2 months ago. This is what I am dealing with now. I can do all my normal daily activities around the house, my leg feel heavy at times and burning in back of my thigh toes feel numb (sometime) Here is what is driving me crazy... when I go out like shopping or even to the store. I start to limp I mean a bad limp . it feels like I have a thick soled shoe on my left foot and no shoe on my right, the more I walk around the heavier my legs feel and the more burning I feel... I will have to lay down awhile to make this ease off then I can go again. this is making me so frustrated cause I don’t have the bad pain and I can do stuff around the house but I cant walk far without a limp and the limp is really bad. Could it be something else besides my back??
I know I cant go on without being able to walk right, but on the other hand I am thinking can this be something else from another part of my body? like my hip, my knees.. Shouldn’t I be in a lot of pain b4 I have the big surgery?
I am just really aggravated. I can do lots of things I can clean I can bend, twist. but I cant walk far with out a major limp. This is driving me crazy..
I had steroid injections in the past and they didn’t work what always worked was time,time to heal. but this flare up has been a little different from the past ones. I have one injection with this flare up never helped in the least bit
The numbness that I had in my private area went away. not sure if it was from resting or if it was from the shots and steroids my reg Dr. gave me before he sent me to my surgeon again. but the limp is bad. anyone else have this problem??
Dr. is going to let me have one more of the injections he said he didn’t think the first one would do any good and he was right but I am again seeing if TIME is going to get me through this flare up or am I gonna have to do the fusion..I just need to see if anyone is having bad limping problems and still can do other normal activities and with out a lot of pain.
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