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2 years sciatica, MRI T11-T12 1 cm extrusion, L5-S1 extrusion displaces S1 nerve root
I am new here. Im a 42 yr old female mom of 4 kids. I'm overweight by 40- 50 lbs about.. I am divorced as my ex was abusive. Just over 2 year ago he kicked me in my back 4-5 times. I have had 2 yrs of bad left leg pain at night and lower back pain during the day and my arms fall asleep at night and I have werid abominal pain that goes along with lower back pain. My drs said leg pain was muscle and to stretch. After 7 mths of Chiro treatment she sent me for MRI. My results where prominent 1 cm disk extrusion at t11-t12 and extrusion at L5-S1 that contacts and displaces S1 nerve bundle on right side. I am going for emg soon and going to pt. I now take Vicodin at night for leg pain. My question is if right S1 bundle is displaced why is my left leg so much in pain at night? Also is surgery a option or last worst case option only? Any advice? Thanks! Michelle