I had a back injury last year,MRI showed a few minor herniations,one resulting in mild compression of the thecal sac,some posterior displacement of the L3 nerve root and multilevel degenerative spondylosis.Both herniations are to the right and ever since the injury all my pain was on the left side.Ever since returning to work I felt some weakness in my left leg and would occasionally have painful episodes lasting from a day to a few weeks at a time.This June the pain started up again and stayed along with some parathesia in my left leg.I saw a nero surgeon and had a emg done with normal results. I'm taking pain meds along with lyrica 150 mg. twice a day for about two months.If I didn't take the lyrica for a day my leg would drive me crazy ,lately it seems that I need lyrica three times a day or my leg will start up again.The nero said she can't see anything major wrong and my Dr. says the same thing due to my herniations being on the right side and all my symptoms being on the left they seem baffled.I also asked to see a orthopedic doc but keep getting told I don't need one. Other than the MRI and EMG test they've done little else.I also had my first cortisone shot a week ago that hasn't done anything for me yet.Between the thigh parsthesia and the constant aching in my buttock ,thigh and lower back I'm going nuts.Any suggestions?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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