I was told that I have a herniated disc in the lumbar region. It has caused sciatica and I have been getting injections for pain management. Well I have told the Dr. that I had numbness and tingling in my feet, legs, arms, hands and face; mostly my mouth and jaws. It seemed to come on when walking. But now it doesn't matter if I am walking or sitting or just standing.
I also have a severe muscle pain in my right thigh which radiates to my hip it seems, it causes so much pain I can barely walk. I have to immediately sit down or lie down before it begins to subside.
The pain has done nothing but gotten worse it seems, I have had three series of injections that only help for few minutes to a few days and then I am back in the same pain again.
The mornings and evenings are really bad because I end up walking bent over about 3/4 of the way. My lower back hurt to straighten up. I can't stand completely straight up at all so I end up bending my knees to help me stand erect.
Not sure what the problem is. I have anxiety and mild high blood pressure as well and all of this has been going on for the last 5 years now and seems to be progressing, my anxiety is under control with meds and so is my hbp but the leg, muscle and back pain and the numbness and tingling seem to be getting worse. Any insights?
Not sure what is happening