I'm 35, and suffering from L-5,S-1 herniated disc. Last time I had my MRI it was 5 cm. I also have two bulges in my neck that are 2 cms each.
I've had two epidural injections, the second one was so painful I haven't been back for my third. I always constantly feel like I'm in back labor! I mainly feel it when I'm sitting or laying down. I have occasional shooting pain in my left buttocks than travels down in to my upper thigh, but doesn't last too long. I've been having some swelling in my feet that come and go,along with stiffness and tingling. My main concern is mainly the spasms. They seem constant with no relief. Does this happen to anyone else? What seems to help you?
I take hot baths, heating pads to help elevate it but it's hit and miss.. no RX drugs because I hate the way they make me feel. Thanks for your time..