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Unbelievable foot pain... BOTH feet

JackDanielsJJackDaniels Posts: 1
I can't believe what I'm reading here ! On a Thursday morning in September 2010 while in the shower, I simply reached  for the shampoo and immediately felt the most excruciating pain I've ever experienced in my life, in my right  ass cheek.  I got out of the shower and called my chiropractor at home and told him what just happened and he immediately said it was my sciatica, and said he would meet me at his office in 20 mins. Since that day while the extreme pain in my lower back and butt cheek had subsided after 4-6 months, I have been numb in both legs from the knees down with excruciating pain in both feet , particularly  in the balls of my feet but generally all over both feet and it's gradually getting worse. I have to wear socks to bed because if the sheets touch the tops of my toes it feels like I have severe burns and its unbelievably painful. I am 52 and sure hope I have at least another 30 yrs of living to do but not sure I can live with this pain getting worse, would like to avoid surgery if there are other options, sure would appreciate and feedback, thanks   Please email me

Al in Mississauga

Al, a chiropractor can not diagnose sciatica or even a herniated disc.  Based on their experiences they may believe that to be the problem, but without formal diagnostic  tests, there is no way
to formally verify what the problem is.  You are asking for feedback and you might get a lot regarding chiropractors.  Many members here firmly believe that once you have a diagnosed spinal problem, you dont want to be dealing with chiropractors.  They in fact can do more harm then good.  The spinal cord, nerves and the discs are areas that chiropractors are not generally trained in.
They are great for muscular-skeleton problems.   Now, there are a few set of chiropractors who have spent the extra time in schooling and training to know more about the spine.

I would suggest making an appointment initially with your Primary care physician and then after their review, if necessary a spinal specialist.

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  • My husband has pain in both feet due to l5/s1 sciatica issues. He had surgery a month ago which we hope will put an end to this. You are not alone. 
  • dlee5853ddlee5853 Tulsa OklahomaPosts: 1
    I'm scheduled for L5-S1 ALIF in July of this year. Has your husband noticed anything better since the surgery HubsBackSux?  My feet and lower legs are so painful too.
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  • We are only a month out, which we keep hearing is no time at all. He's still in pain but we hope not for long. 

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