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by friseandcat
Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 2nd Epidural
Replies: 7
Views: 3455

PT vs. Decompression

Thanks everyone for giving me your opinions. I have a P/T appointment today and will inquire if he is McKenzie certified. I have Deans book and have been following his beginning stretches. My concern is that my right leg has been numb for over 6 years now that it probably won't come back. I have hea...
by friseandcat
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 2nd Epidural
Replies: 7
Views: 3455

Disc Decompression

I saw my orthopedic and he could not help me anymore. He referred me back to my neurologist (my neurologist was the doctor that did the epidurals on me). He also wants me to go to a physical therapist. Lately I have been hearing radio ads for disc decompression. Does any anyone know anything about i...
by friseandcat
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: 2nd Epidural
Replies: 7
Views: 3455

2nd Epidural

Well, I had my second epidural. The intense pain has tapered off but my numb leg(right) is still numb and my good leg (left) is feeling tingly down my leg and the bottom of my foot. I am wondering if the doctor that did the epidural didn't poke something he should not have. It has been two weeks sin...
by friseandcat
Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Sciatic & leg pain
Replies: 8
Views: 9104

Epidural

Hello KRD, I will be getting my second epidural on Thursday, 10/12. I look forward to getting relief from the numbness. My doctor also wants me to start P/T. Now with the stretching I am working on, thanks to Dean's recommendations, and the procedures I am getting, perhaps I've turned the corner on ...
by friseandcat
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Sciatic & leg pain
Replies: 8
Views: 9104

Hello Dean, Yes, the piriformis muscle was removed. According to the surgical report, the surgeon found the sciatic nerve entrapped between the bifurcated muscle. Only 10% of the population are born with a bifurcation. Lucky me. It also stated that the muscle was so damaged that it was fiberous, ten...
by friseandcat
Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Sciatic & leg pain
Replies: 8
Views: 9104

Sciatic & leg pain

Hi, I just found this site after having an epidural for back pain and sciatic pain. My journey with my ailments began in 1999. I saw 9 neurologists and no one could confirm why my leg was getting numb. Then it was just the bottom of my foot. It progressed to the point where now my whole right leg is...