Hi. I am a 38 yo female from Cape Town, South Africa. I am healthy and rather fit. I've had hip pain for about 7 months with lower back pain on and off for a year. I've had physio and needling. Im a bit scared because since Wed last week I can't walk properly and I have to wait to see a back ortho tomorrow...they suspect a slipped disc and I've been in bed since Friday on oxycontin orally 10mg and cortisone injections..but all of a sudden my right leg is totally numb. I haven't had an MRI yet....should I worry or is this normal and I should wait to see doc...or should I go to hospital?
I've heard horror stories about paralysis...urgent response needed please.