I have hernations with annular tears at L4-L5 and L5-S1. Over the past few days, I have noticed some slight weakness in my legs that was not present before when walking up the stairs in my home. Today, when I stepped up a curb, my right knee gave out on me completely. I am having a lot of trouble getting up my stairs now and just standing up in general. Both legs feel weak and the muscles feel as if I have had a strenuous workout, in my muscles, knees, and ankles. In the 12 years I have been dealing with my back issues, this is a first for me. I am currently medication free by choice and have been using holistic treatments to manage my symptoms. How significant is this change in symptoms and how urgent is it that I be seen by my doctor?
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