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hi all, my first post here, i was diagnosed with a prolapsed disc 3 weeks ago (s1/s2) id been suffering with severe pain, numb legs, constant tingle in both legs and cold extremities. Also complete loss of feeling resulting in colpasing every now and then. My MRI took 7 weeks from referral to scan and id been suffering for around 6 weeks prior to my initial doctors appointment.
little bit of history i has diagnosed with degenerative discs at 19 years old (now 36) i had spincath ident at 21 which the surgeon half did wrong, one of my discs was so bad he could get the catheter fully round the inside of the disc but heated it anyway. Had l5/s1 removed at 26 (l4/5 was the disc that was half heated) i have had constant pain for 10 years since the fusion so toughed out the prolapse as thought was just a bad few weeks with my back.
past mri's have shown the a screw "may or may not be" touching a nerve.
Seeing its been 3 months of bad pain how long should i put up with it before seeing doctor again. The mri showed was quite n the surgery stage.
through this i have had half a day off sick at work and gone onto lighter duties by cutting out driving and some of the more physical parts of my job.
i take dyhydrocodene, naproxen and paracetemol as a top up.
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