Hi my name is Stephen. I had lower lumbar microdiscectomy in 3/2002 The area affected was L4-L5. Part of my disk was pressing against my sciatic nerve. It caused me pain, loss of movement and weakness in my right leg. I'm happy to say that I walked away from that surgery with immediate relief from the sciatic pain, other than the location / area where the doctor cut me. Believe it or not I was running, swimming, biking and golfing within 30 days. I have been told I'm very lucky and I am thankful for last 8 years overall good health and good back health. Present day...I had some lower back pain, decided to give a chiropractor a shot at keeping me healthy, I explained my history to him he took x rays and he stated confidently that by the end of the week I wont remember why I walked into his office...well the moment he adjusted / manipulated me I knew something popped in my back. Within seconds my back was locked up and my right leg felt the all to familiar sciatica pain like it did back in 2002! I will NEVER go to a chiropractor again! I am writing this from my hospital bed 6 days after that chiropractor visit about to have the same surgery with the same neurosurgical group I had back in 2002. Apparently the disc above L4-L5 is pressing on my sciatic nerve this time. I am hoping for similar success. I will report back.
Anyone know if I can hold the Chiropractor to malpractice or other?View Thread