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by krd
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Had the epidural
Replies: 4
Views: 2321

Had the epidural

Hi to everyone Well here I am the day after the epidural injection. The doc told me that it would take a few days until the medicine took effect. I can tell you that I am feeling better already today. The pain is not as constant, and I can go longer between taking my Advil. I am hoping that it conti...
by krd
Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Am I healing?
Replies: 4
Views: 2916

Good luck with your MRI

Hi Kevin I too am having a serious bout with sciatica. This has been the worst case that I have ever had. My MRI showed a moderate herniation at L5. I saw the back doc on Monday and the good news is that he thinks I don't need surgery. I am scheduled for an epidural root block on Friday. He feels th...
by krd
Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Saw the back Doc...
Replies: 1
Views: 2171

Saw the back Doc...

Hey Everyone I saw my back Doc today. A guy from the Rothman Institute. Great guy, very professional. Anyway, after testing my leg strength and muscle control, he feels that surgery is not the option right now :P I am going to get an epidural injection next week. He says that the success rate is 70%...
by krd
Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Epidural Injection
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Nobody ever had the injection????

I guess nobody on this forum has had the epidural injection. I was wondering because I see the doc tomorrow, and I am hoping that he recommends that before any surgery suggestion. I will let you all know the outcome. Be posting.

Ken
by krd
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Epidural Injection
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Epidural Injection

Hey Everyone Has anyone ever had an epidural injection into the damaged disk? If so have you had any pain relief or success? My friend the anist. says that he thinks I will respond well to the injection. He says that since I had some relief from the steriod pack, I will most likely have good results...
by krd
Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Great Book....
Replies: 2
Views: 2075

Great Book....

Hey fellow back pain/sciatica suffers: Here is a great book to buy. It is called "Back RX" and it is written by Vijay Vad, M.D. This guy is a sports medicine specialist at the hospital for spinal surgery and a professor at Cornell University Medical Center in N.Y. He is also the back care advisor on...
by krd
Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: MRI Report
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Yea buddy.....

Hey Randolf You are right on with your comments. I have always spent most of my time with my family. This really has changed our family dynamics. I am always doing things with them, and now all I can do is lay around in bed, get up and walk a little every now and then, but no going out on social thi...
by krd
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: MRI Report
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

Good to hear from you....

Hey Randolf Yes I am most definitely going to ask those questions since I want the most conservative route available to me. If surgery is this guys first option than I will seek a second opinion. This guy is a spine surgeon at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. They are one of the finest groups ...
by krd
Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: MRI Report
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

MRI Report

Well here it is. My MRI report says that I have a moderate herniated disk at L5 and signs of stenosis. Also, my L5 vertebrae is slightly out of place. I am seeing the specialist on the 24th of this month. Wish me well. I also have a friend who is an anistegiologist who lives around the corner from m...
by krd
Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: HELP!! Sleeping with sciatica
Replies: 2
Views: 2231

Me too....

Hey Kerry I too battle with sciatica. It is very difficult to sleep when it is in it's acute stage. I fing that taking 4 Advil before bed helps with sleeping by taking some of the edge off. However, it doesn't let you sleep through the night. I wish that I too could get a better night sleep. Also, t...
by krd
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Now what????
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

Hanging in there...

Hey Rupert I am definitely hanging in there. It is frustrating having been through this last April and again the May. The re-injury is more painful than this last episode. I am getting old I guess (51). Anyway thanks for the words of eincouragement, they are always appreciated. I am glad to hear tha...
by krd
Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Now what????
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

UIpdate....

Hey Randolf and Rupert Thanks for the words and the encouragement. I am in miserable discomfort. I am OK when lying on my side, but when I get up to walk, after only a few minutes, my left calf is tight and tingling. I too have researched the benefits/downside of surgery and it is going to be the la...
by krd
Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Now what????
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

Encouraging words are appreciated

Hey Randolf and Rupert Thanks for the encouragement. I am hanging in there. I was on the internet on morning reading results on surgery for sciatica. The results are not that promising. In fact, NPR had a question and answer segment with a doctor which basically supported this. I too believe that ex...
by krd
Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Now what????
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

MRI is in....

Hey Everyone Got my MRI today, and it shows a rather large herniation at L5. It is putting pressure on the column. According to my chiropractor, which is the best chiropractor in the world, and a good friend, he recommends that I see a spine specialist to seek my optionsl. He feels that conservative...
by krd
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Sciatica and Leg Pain
Topic: Now what????
Replies: 10
Views: 3579

Sucks.....

Well here is my update. I am down and out for the count. I am getting an MRI next week and then I will see where we go from there. I am probably going to see a specialist to get a handle on this. It is so hard to hang in there when this happens. Just over 2 months with the first battle and now I am ...