Hey there everyone, I am from Toronto Here is my deal, maybe someone can provide some advice. It started June 27, 2012. Low Back Pain with Right Leg Sciatica. I knew that is what was going on and saw my doctor that day, I mean all I did was stand up and bang. I saw the doctor and they agreed that it was sciatica and suggested pain meds and physiotherepy right away since it was caught quickly to relieve the pressure on the nerve. That of course made things worse. I continued to try though to no avail. Several trips to the doctor cause things were progressively getting worse...I thought it was but the doctors of course said that it was because I am "overweight" which is not something that I didn't know, but thanks for the reminder again. But, we know our bodies best and I knew that it was getting worse. FInally after dealing with severe pain and agony, not being able to walk farther than 15 feet, sitting was and still is a pain in the ass, I can sit only for maybe 30 minutes before unbareable. In October they finally got me an MRI. And I was told that it was the following problems: Lordosis, minor annullar tear l5-s1, mild disc bulge l5-s1, disc height loss with dessication at the l5-s1. The only thing after that was they suggested a caudal epidural with several cortosone shots and too see if anything improves as well of course as continued physiotherapy and pain meds. Now it is April 2013 and nothing has really improved...the nerve blocks eases things up for a bit, and then I do physiotherapy and I am back and sometimes even worse off. The pain doctor says that it is Degenerative Disc Disease. I see a Orthopaedic Surgeon that specializes in Spine Surgeries on April 30, 2013 finally. Any advise, anyone with similar issues, and does it sound like a candidate for a surgery? I am not ruling it out, just trying to be prepared.
Thanks everyone, I look forward to the responses if any.