In Dec 09 I suffered a back injury at work. I have not had any surgery. Dr said my mri wasnt bad enough to warrant it, mri showed mild cord covering compression along with protruding/bulging discs and a small anular tear. all in the l3-s1 area. I have had lower back pain/pinching with pain, heaviness, weakness, tingling, pins and needles, and buning that radiates down my left leg to my foot and effect the distal 3 toes. (S1 issues)The back pain has eased some but leg issues still persist but were tolleable. I
started work conditioning 4 weeks ago. Its 6 hours a week. 2hrs a day 3 days a week. The outine consists of treadmill, stationary bike, stretching, some light weight machine work for lower body and upper body strength exercises. Nothing is overly strenuous. The first week went great. Some achy muscles from lack of activity, In the second week I noticed an increase in leg symptoms throbbing, aching buning pins and needles. Usually occuring the worst about 30 min o so after the exercising. the symptoms are not resolving at all. i have used anti-inflammatories, ice and heat. Is this nomal for the first few weeks with nerve root injuries. the maching work was stopped when the symptoms started.
injury 12/29/09. L2 henamgioma L3-S1 desiccation protrusion narrowing, L5-S1 nerve rood displaces, L4-5 annular tear DDD L5-S1. surgery 4/24/12