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L5 nerve root sciatica

Reana TayRReana Tay Posts: 4
I suspected I am suffering from L5 nerve root sciatica ever since I gave birth to my daughter 3 years ago. No major pain, accept occasionally, I will feel aching around L5 nerve.
As my husband and I are planning to have another baby, will this symptom affect my pregnancy?
If I get the treatment first, how long will it takes to recover? And also how much is the treatment?
I plan to have the treatment after my 2nd pregnancy due to my age, as I am 36 this year.

Please advice
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  • Have you seen your Dr. about this pain at L5 level and does it radiate down your leg. The SI joints are also in that area and can cause pain. My Dr. gave me anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxants then sent me for Physiotherapy then ordered x-rays and an MRI after 3 months of no relief.

    I don't live in the USA so not sure of you cost of those treatments but insurance may cover those things ordered by your Dr. if you or your husband has benefits.

    You need to see your Dr. to see whats going on in your lower back. I had a herniated disc at L5-S1 with nerve impinging on the L5 nerve and it healed on its own however I have more issues but if you have numbness tingling in your leg you need to see your Dr. and a Neurologist for a nerve test EMG.

    We are fellow spine patients only and we can only share our experience or what worked for us so you need to start with your primary or Family Dr. or Nurse Practioner. Keep us posted how you're doing and write your tests if any in your signature line so we can better help you. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Your symptoms are very typical, nothing new at all. Don't believe anyone who tells you it's a pinched nerve due to whatever in your back. It's not. It's TMS. Read Dr. John Sarno's book on "Healing Back Pain" or the other one "The Divided Mind." It's more likely your subconcious is messing with you to keep you from recognizing the issues you are avoiding having to think about. Your autonomic nervous system is fully capable of causing everything from back pain to wrist, knee, elbow, stomach, leg, neck pain, and even headaches, hay fever, cat/dog allergies, reduced immune system, even to the point of allowing cancer to flourish in your otherwise healthy body. This is a serious PHYSICAL condition that is caused by a problem with the divided nature of your mind. Right brain doesn't know what the left brain is doing, to put it in a quaint sort of way.
    If you want my story, read the Lower back pain forum, I posted it there, it's rather long.
    Best wishes for health!
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  • You don't know what she has. I'm glad the book worked for you but not everyone can read a book and be healed.
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • Hi Charry,

    I've not seen any Dr yet. However, I'm going for my annual Pap Smear Test next month. I will consult my gynae on this issue at the same time. Thank you so much for your advice.

    Cheers,
    Reana
  • Hi TMSsux,

    Thanks for your advice. I will definitely read through your story as well. Getting as much information as possible.

    Cheers,
    Reana
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  • I couldn't finish that book. It just didn't apply.
  • It depends on the treatment. Only after dr did pt and mri and such is when he will recomend treatment. And the question you have dont mention what specific treatment you are refering to. Treatment could be many diferent treatments inc surgery which you might not want to go there if its not realy bad.

    It should not affect pregnancy the symptoms you have i dont believe but injections during pregnancy might.

    Good luck. But try to see a specialist to at least know what might be the cause,




    Tmssux. Not everyones pain is in there head as yours was, So your book is not going to fix everyone with more serious spine issues.
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • Actualy after reading your post again which i have seen before on another forum. You have now taken a long jump in giving medical direct advise telling someone not to believe there dr. And believe your instead of a medical Dr.


    As you know from previous posts you are alowed to mention this book has helped you and you are allowed to share that.

    But you just told a new person they have Tms and you dont even know them and you have no idea whats wrong with them. Thats a big no no.

    I think its your right brain that dont know what the left brain is doing by playing Dr at this point. Giving such medical advise is not allowed.

    Its ok to have you seriously believe in the book and the theory. But dont push it on others by directly saying this is what you have and they dont at this point need a Dr!

    So i recomend you share how it helped you but never directly say to anyone if dr tells them they have nerve compression dont believe the dr and believe you!

    I dont report anyone so just want you to realise you cant do that and you would get banned from the site if moderaters see you doing it. Just watch your wording is all. Git-ir-done
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • Actualy after reading your post again which i have seen before on another forum. You have now taken a long jump in giving medical direct advise telling someone not to believe there dr. And believe your instead of a medical

    go and find a docter
  • Sciatica commonly describes the symptoms of pain and possibly numbness or weakness that radiate along the sciatic nerve and tend to be felt in the rear, down the back of the leg and possibly to the foot The pain often starts in the low back - (due to a herniated disc) - or in the buttock - (due to piriformis syndrome) - and extends as far as your toes. It can be accompanied by numbness, 'pins and needles' ("paresthesias") or, in more severe cases, actual weakness affecting the ankle or toes may accompany the sciatica.
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