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I'm here looking for support and some answers. I have been experiencing sciatic pain down my right leg since April. In May I had an MRI which the tech said was Unremarkable except for a slight bulge and annular fissure at L4 L5 but my Dr said otherwise by looking at it and knowing my pain. Hence a fight between the tech and my Dr but Dr prevailed and insurance approved my epidural.
My current ortho could not schedule my epidural in a timely manner because I wanted to have twilight anesthesia so he referred me to another Dr. When I was receiving my epidural right before the procedure I saw him write on my chart spondylolisthesis. I didn't really have time to ask him about it. Anyway I was put under, woke up and went home to groggy to remember to ask. Shot did not work and now I am having shooting pain in my foot and can hardly walk on it. I feel like its getting worse. I'm having trouble emptying my bladder until I take a pain pill. I guess everything is so locked up. I do go back to see the nurse practitioner (could get in quicker if I saw her) on July 11th so I can schedule another epidural.
I guess at this point I'm just so frustrated. I don't know what it is I have that is causing my pain. Its it a bulging disc or spondylolisthesis or both? Nothing is working. PT, acupuncture and one epidural and it seems to be getting worse. Pretty much homebound. Walking with a limp and feel as if life is passing me by. I guess my real question is about the shooting foot pain. I have had the tingling pain down my leg into foot but this sharp pain is new. Should I be worried? Did anyone have sciatica this long and have it eventually just go away?