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Learn how a lumbar disc herniates and
can cause lower back pain
Sciatica is leg pain caused by a
problem in the low back.
See how a disc degenerates and how it can cause pain and other symptoms
I started having lower back pain 3 weeks ago between going to PT and steroids I now walk with a walker and i'm very week in my legs and feet Help tell me what's going on
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I had yearly sciatic pain in butt and down my legs it was so serve this year that they put me on steroids and the sent me to PT while i was in PT the pain got so severe the my core got weak and by week 2 i was on a walker,
i went to the orthopedic doctor they did an MRI and found i have moderate degenerative disc change at L4 L3and L4 and L5 and they say it's herniated and they want to do surgery.
My legs are so weak I can barley stand and when i do stand it hurts but I'm afraid of surgery any other ideas
Good luck and keep us posted
I'm in the first week post surgery L5 L4 herniated disk issues, I can stand taller than i did before although i find my feet and legs are still numb, i have slight pain but not bad as it was i go for my post op appointment next week is it normal to still have numbness my weakness has gone away totally just the numbness now
Take it easy and give yourself time to heal, follow all your doctor's instructions
i noticed my legs feel heavy is that normal?