I have suffered from sciatica pain for over a year now from a herniation at my L5/S1. The disc is also DD. I delt with the pain for a year and finally saw a doctor. Did PT for a while and went to a specialist. Two weeks ago I received a shot and it did nothing for me. I was scheduled to have another this Thursday but since I had no improvement from the first shot I requested a cancellation.
What is concerning me is I am getting a lot more numbness from my knee down to my foot. I am now unable to bend my toes ! I also have limited ability to raise my foot up towards the sky. I am meeting with the specialist again tomorrow to talk about this, but how concerning are my newer symptoms?