This is my first post here, so if I did something wrong let me know. Let's start about 2 years ago I bent over and pop went my back. I did all the normal things you guys talk about. The result was l4 l5 disc herniation and DDD. L4 nerve root compression. Then l5 s1 herniation and DDD with formal stenosis, and bone spurs. I have done everything short of surgery. I tried to go back to work. Lasted a year with many returns to the dr for light pain meds and check ups.
2 months ago I picked up 20 bags of flower that are 45 lbs each. I worked as a gm of subway. I was able to put many trucks away with no problem. Well not this time. I picked up the last bag and pop in lower back with burning. The next day I got up in the morning and could not put any weight on my legs at alla With much help went to the er. Got the normal shots, morphine, steroids, and relaxer. They did a ct scan but couldn't tell me anything. Said i need an mri. So next day went to pcp and he did all the normal exam. He thinks i have l5 s1 herniation with pinched nerve. I have no deep tendon reflex of the ankle with other indicators. I have been in bed rest ever since, for about 2 months. I can only walk, sit, and stand for about 30 minutes.
I have new things going on. I have the same intense burning in both legs now. Legs are getting weaker and the pain is unbelievable. It hurts alladay everyday all day. The most intense burning in the whole legs. Yes both of them. I asked for an mri and my insurance denied it. The Dr is not taking me seriously. I am going to Orthopedic specialists. But why is my satica in both legs and why is the pain so intense. I can do nothing, I mean nothing. Can you help?