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Herniated Disc

dandonddandon Posts: 6
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
Just come thru surgery ACDF and 2 wks prior to the surgery low back and sciatic pain started in left leg. 4 yrs ago had MRI done. It showed 2 disc herniations along with degerative disc disease in many of the lumbar discs. Back then I had right leg pain due to pinched nerve, and recieved 2 steroid injections and it helped the sciatic pain but have had low back pain ever since. I was also told that the only thing that could be done to solve the chronic back pain was Fusion surgery. So for the past 4 yrs I have been working and living with the pain. Now I suspect that the other disc is pinching the nerve and is causing my left leg pain numbness and tingling. My worse pain is the pain in Foot calf buttock and hip. Dreading it but will try another injection with hope that helps the pain. Does this sound like sciatica pain? It acts alittle different then it was 4 yrs ago thats why I'm wondering. Thankyou!


  • Sounds as if it could be anything from a herniated disc to sciatica pain. I would try the injections and everything else before having surgery. Just my opinion.
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