Back in November of 2013 I was diagnosed with a large herniated disc pressing on my sciatic nerve. My neurologist wanted to do surgery but by the time I actually saw him for my appointment I had been pain free (due to acupuncture). He decided to send me to pt to strengthen my foot and leg. After 6 weeks of therapy I was doing great! No pain, my numbness was going away, my gait was regular and my foot was much stronger! Enter back to back snowstorms! I fell twice on some ice and my sciatica came back with a vengeance. This time I felt like surgery was my only option. I'm scheduled for 3/7. I pray I'm making the right decision. In the meantime, I'm home from work because whenever I try to walk it feels like my legs are breaking! The last time I had the symptoms it seemed like I was able to walk again aftera week. Why is it still so painful for me to walk?View Thread
Thank you Dave. I really wish I would have joined this forum before I scheduled my surgery. I feel like I'm bed ridden because walking is pretty much impossible at this point. I'm actually looking forward to surgery because I feel like at least it will get me back to walking. I am going to look at the information you sent me. Thank you. I appreciate it!View Thread
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