i have a disc bulge l5 only just discovered. After a long car journey i had a terrible pain down my back and about a week after developed a limp and dropfoot. I was 7 months pregnant. A few weeks later i was on my hands and knees cleaning on the bathroom floor which is cold and hard when my toes suddenly curled under and i had to pull them straight. I got a lot of buttock pain and around my sacroiliac area and low back. After i had my baby naturally no epidural my buttock pain went but my limp is worse and the pain is still there in the other places although not all the time. My leg is worse . . I cant lift it and calf is atrophied no strength in my foot toes still curl, cant stand on heel or tiptoes. I have no balance i cant take care of my baby. Is all of this due to a disc? Physio thinks the disc might be irritating sciatic nerve. My foot is always cold to the touch too but warms up in bed. Im so scared. Thankyou for reading. Im 40 by the way it was my 5th baby and i only had the 4th last year. Im rather short and my babies have all been over 8ib. Yesterday i had first traction treatment at hospital. Dont know if it will help.