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Possible herinated disk problem??

Hello everyone,

I am a bit concerned with an issue I've been having with my back for the past year. I first started by having issues with lower back pain and weakness, I spoke to a doctor who passed me into pshiotherapy. I continued my excersise and the pain seemed to have disappeared for a few months. Recently the same back pain returned this time a bit worse, I also started realising some weird symptoms that I wanted to share with you all to see if any of this makes sense. 

1) pins and needles are common especially when sitting down.

2) I generally feel weak again more common in the lower part of the body. 

3) blurryness in my vision including eye pain and eyes feeling dry.

4) I also some times have trouble walking after sitting down, I also getting a feeling below my ankle at the back of the foot making it a bit difficult to raise my foot for me to walk correctly. 

I went to a doctor who has since sent me for an Mri, were still waiting on the results for this. 

Ive also had some stomach pain and diorrea and sometimes head aches.

The physiotherapist just reckons its "mechanical issues" and has sent me for a Mri to be on the safe side. I just want to be in the safe side just incase its something more than just "mechanical".

Any help will be much appreciated.




  • LizLiz Posts: 9,613
    edited 08/30/2016 - 12:34 AM
    Hello ibmw99
    Please remember
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
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  • ibmw99iibmw99 LondonPosts: 4
    Hi Liz,

    Thank you for you're response, I'm aware of this just wanted an opinion to see if anyone has had the same issue.
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  • Ellen625EEllen625 New Jersey, USPosts: 757
    Make sure you get copies of your mri pics and resulrs. I can tell you I had severe sciatic pain on my right side down to about mid calf with some numbness in my foot. My mri revealed a large herniation at L5S1. 
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