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if been suffering with siatica after a herniated disc for 3 years nearly so I was told then it seemed down for a bit then last year bang it was back really bad pain down my leg and into my ankle .I was sent for more physio to be told I never had a herniated disc told me to do more exisises 6 sessions later I was no better I asked weather a x-ray should be done was pushed out on that idea told me to drink more warter. back to my own gp again told me to see there physio one a month same story put me on amitipylin and codine told me it was my sacrolit joint do more exissises and come back in a month so I went back and this time he agreed to send me to a spinal clinic and in his own words he didn't see what could the could do but hay o was sent for mri standing one but ended up have both as one broke on me . 2 weeks later I get the news l5 is degenerative and have in the words the used a squashed flat nerve root and she would refer me to the Walton hospital as they could not do anymore .5 weeks ago was il been sick next thing the worst pain I ever had in my left leg was like it was on fire I couldn't sit stand walk was worse that hurting my disc to be fair. I went and e told them what had happened my history ECT done bloods couldn't do no more for me sent me home with 2 diazipan. since then I've been suffering with pins in needles in both feet legs go numb after sitting for a short while iv stood up after sitting the floor with my son legs went couldn't feal them nearly drop the boy my feet constantly hurt like I'm walking over eggshells and it's worse in the morning my bowls movements are all over the place spentweeks going once a week which now have settled down I phoned the hospital was told it would be 26 week wait turns out my hospital had not sent the scan results or any medical history with the referral letter which is sorted now I'm worring I may be suffering with this ces and have been for weeks and what is the likely good of them doing emergency surgury when they see me sorry I no it's a long post and not the best written oh btw I'm only 41 and feal like my legs are of 60 year old who has just run a marathon no disrespect to older people too lol I would like your honest opinion
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