Disc herniation ...l5 s1

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Hi every one ....i m 27 years old feom india ...i have disc herniation at l5 s1 diagnosed before 5 months . My doctor said that almost. 80 pecrnt of disc herniation patient gets well with physiotherapy , so i continued doing so and doc also warned from bending . I have followed physotherapy and took every precaution but still than i experience a mild pain altenatively on days in my legs and some times

Pain escaltes .i feel i m too young to be suffered from disc herniation and fearing what would happen in coming days ...i would be gald if some one with same experience will share his/her views related to above mention

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    Hi Stan sorry to read you have this I also have l5s1 herniation and have tried to go the physio route and all other routes I am now waiting for a discectomy as it has not got better.mine happened may 2013 and at the time i had no leg pains or pain in feet that only only started after 2 mths.I prayed it would heal on its own but it did not .I think sometimes it can take mths to feel better if not then surgery is an option.I hope you feel better soon and get some more information on here.
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    Thank you terrie for reply to my post ....i hope you too ll get fine with disectomy and live a great life ahead without any pain ..how did this happen to you ...n i missed on to mentioned that i feel pain in buttocks mostly that sometimes it doestnt allow me to walk properly. At what age did it strike you ...
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    Hi Stan.this only happened last year when i wad 36the pain in butt is horrific i have that also
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    Thank you terrie once again for reply ...since may 2013 ,on how many occasion the pain in legs or buttocks were severe or unbearable ....as in last five months since i have been diagnosed with disc protusion , severe pain occur me three times and on rest days it was mild jus enough to make meh uncomfortable ....i jus wannna know ur course of pain althrough ur time with l5 s1 disc herniation
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    Hi Stan I think mine happened because i was training hard and ignored my pain.i woke one morning with severe back and right side groin pain i was admitted to my local hospital for an mri and ct scan.when then realised it was l5s1 hetniation they transferd me to a larger hospital to see a spinal surgeon.at this time i had been in hospital for 3 weeks for pain management i did not have leg pain but some problems with urinating ( i felt i was going but notthing was coming out and it was just stopping and starting when i sat on the loo)the doctor ordered another mri to see if i had healed at all but i had stayed the same.I really wanted to go home from hospital to my children so i was let home on meds for the pain and told i would be seen by pain management doctors. I then went in june for an epidural it didnt help and then i would get shooting pains every now and then in the butt and leg.In july I thought i had been stung on my big toe i took my shoe off no wasp or sting this started happening daily but the butt pain eased a bit untill september when one morning i got up and it was there from the moment i put my foot to the floor.At this stage i was on an anti inflamatory painkiller an anti depressant i had another app with the spinal surgeon who seen that i was having more trouble .It wasnt all the time it came and went at different times.He said he would place me on a waiting list for a discectomy after talking to his senior and i was put on butran 5mg patch to help with pain.After a mth my own gp upped the patch to 10mg as my pain was worse i could hardly lift my leg without my calf going into a spasm .I rang the hospital to see when they would operate and they said that they will do it on may 13th next mth and to stop the butran patch before the op.I am off it now and in alot of pain but i know i will be sorted soon.I hope ive explained enough for you if you want to know anything else just ask !Terrie
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    Thank you for explaining in such a detail.....i feel very sorry to know that u have been through such a hard tym with L5 S1 . I wish and pray that u ll get fine with disectomy and ll lead a clourfull life ahead. May almighty brings in every joy for you n ur family ....i had this pain in buttocks a few days ago n subsides when i restricted my movement for 2 days .....now i m feeling quite well. Aniway have a blessed day terrie ...thank you ...would love to hear from you in future .....
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    Hi,

    I am 15 and in October 2012 i had a serious horse-riding accident which caused a L4/5 disc prolapse.I have had chronic back pain ever since.I have been having osteopathy .Last year i had an attack of sciatica so bad that i had to be admitted to A&E .I couldn't walk for a day.In 2013 i went to see my GP about my pain to see about having an MRI scan.She told me that she couldn't book me one as NHS rules state that GPs ca't book MRI scans without sending a letter to a consultant ,who on deciding whether i needed on or not ,marked it down as routine even though my GP had requested an urgent scan.In the end my parents had to pay out £200 for a private scan.

    After a referral letter , from my GP ,i was referred to a pediatric consultant who examined me and then organised a blood test and a MRI scan.The results of the blood test were normal and the scan showed the same as the private one .[L4/5 prolapse] She then referred me[in 2014] to a specialist at the Royal London Hospital who would asses e further and decide on treatment.

    When I went to this appointment, the consultant examined my movement and then told me that the i would need to be referred to a specialist pediatric spinal surgeon who would decide treatment options with me.Later on that month, i received a letter which had an appointment for physio and stated that my 'condition' was lifelong .A s the appointment is for May ,i haven't been to see the surgeon yet, but recently , i have started to have urinary incontinence and this weekend i had a severe sciatic attack again ,but this time i was sofa bound for the weekend and needed a cane to help me walk the next week.

    Pain killers have no effect on me and the only ting which gives me temporary relief[3 days at most!!!] is acupuncture for which i am seeing a osteopath 2 twice a month for treatment.

    Do i need surgery? i am becoming tired of waiting and having to live with this as i cannot participate in the sports that previous to the accident i enjoyed.I cant run and i have limited movement in my back.

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      Hello Hannah 

      You are young , u have higher chance of getting cured with conventional treatment like physiotherapy n acupunture as what u r doing..try to heal urself with non surgical methods ... N jus dont bend forward as what i have beenn told by my doc... Dont be disheartened j...hope u ll get fyn soon n time ll heal every thing ... You may feel free to ask ani query from meh......hope to hear from you

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      Helloo Stan

      Thanks for the message, i will continue with the physio and acunpunture.Bending forward is definitely not the best thing to do !!!

      Thanks cheesygrin

      Hannah

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