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Hello i have just found this site an would like some advise its a long story so i will try and make it short. basically i have had lower back problems going on for close to 20 years muscle spasms, sciatica in both legs not at the same time that resulting in doctors giving me pain killers and nerve tablets that i dont like taking so usually i just get on with the pain when it happens. In Febuary 2017 i had a spasm that was very intense but didnt realy have much nerve pain i ended up getting a MRI and was told i had lost the curvature of the bottom of my spine and needed physiotherapy so with me working i couldnt get to the appointments so i done all the physio at home with some relief and went to gym for a couple of months to strengthen my lower back muscles but i still suffered from spasms at least once a month so had to stop going to gym i cant do any sports any DIY ect. 2 weeks before christmas 2018 i was in allot of pain and had a limp but pushed through it as i couldnt be off work but i woke up on christmas eve 2018 and could barely walk with lower back pain my body was out of line and my right leg was effected with moderate pain so went to docs they gave me gabapentin and this done nothing i struggled on that day then woke up christmas day in allot of pain in my right leg with foot drop i couldnt sit for more than 5 mins i could stand for a little or lie down so i struggled through that day boxing day came the pain was the worst pain i have ever felt my right leg felt like it was getting pulled from my body i couldnt bear to stand on it i was actually crying im a 41 year old man brought to tears so things i have missed i had been suffering for a few months urinary problems where i had to push my urine out or it was very slow and also bowel problems these are still apparent anyway i went back to doctors and they gave me codine no help at all then i had a physio appointment and she seemed worried so that night my doctor rang and told me i needed a back passage examination for cauda equina as i had red flag symptoms but she said she had not done this procedure before she said it seemed fine but im not confident in her asssesment i have numbness in my right foot well pins and needles my leg feels weak i cant go onto my heel and im getting pains in my thigh if i strain it feels like my leg is blowing up also when i had the intense pain in my right leg the nerve pain in my buttock swapped sides but stayed in the same leg and i also found out from my doctor that the first mri i had showed buldging disc at both sides. i have been for another mri and refered to a neurologist but he dosent have an appointment until march 2019 what do i do please help . sorry its not short there is allot i have going on
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