sciatica in my lower back and hips

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hi i have sciatica in my lower back and hips and the pains just getting worse my doctor has put me on codeine and co-cocodamol and they aint working and my legs are just becoming weak and i dont know what to do as my doctor wont prescribe me stronger painkillers for the pain and it just hurts when i walk or do any day to day activities in my life and im really stuggling with the pain at the moment and the pains are that worse that im in tears because of it ....

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    so i just had emergency surgery on 19 Feb 2020. i had very similar symptoms. the doctors wouldnt listen to me. once i called an ambulance i demanded an MRI and they confirmed i have Cauda Equina and need surgery ASAP. do you have any issues peeing? either way, i highly advise to get an MRI via A&E asap. i was nearly paralysed if it wasnt for an emergency MRI and surgery.

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    Yes I'd request a referral to an orthopedic surgeon as they can request an MRI, I had to do this in 2018 due to a bulging disc that almost paralyzed me.

    I had a similar issue maybe 5 months ago where I could barely walk, MRI showed same disc bulged, I literally couldn't get in and out of bed and had to sleep maybe an hour a day in a recliner. I thought I might have been delving into MS, it was a nightmare.

    However an Epidural shot allowed me to do light physical therapy stretches, I honestly found my own painkillers as doctors just will not prescribe them (just insane), but after the shot kicked in I have been going to the gym for about a month now and can walk a hard uphill mile fine.

    It's a living hell but I'd reccomend going to see an orthopedic spine surgeon, your doctor cannot treat a major spine issue.

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    Go to a physical therapist who use heat pads . A four day treatment should have good results; it did for me.

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