This is my story.
Starting back almost three years ago I was getting burning pains down my left leg. I went to my primary doctor, He had me get a mri and found I had a herniated disc in my lower back. So I started getting injections.
Two weeks after my theird one I was moving some equipment at work and all of a sudden I got the most intense burning pain in my left thigh.
Within two hours my middle torso and left leg went completely numb. Went to the emergency room they did a mri and told me to go to a spine specialist.
He told be my numb leg had nothing to do with my herniated disc and sent me to a neurologist. He did every test you could think of at one point had me diagnosed with CIPD.
He could not find a answer so sent me to another neurologist I waited four months to see, every test you could think of nothing.
I told her I was going to go see a brain and spine specialist. She told me good luck. So I went to see them he wanted to do a level three fusion on my lower back but my insurance would only ok a level one which I had done two months ago. my leg and torso are still numb the burning pain is worse than ever.
Was the neurologist right ? No one can really tell me exactly what caused this. I keep getting told it will take time for the nerves to heal.
The pain has me so depressed it's unreal and I don't know how much longer I can hold on to my job. Two years later still in pain and you really can't tell someone how the pain feels they will never know.