S1 nerve impingement, multiple bulged degenerating disk and s****y situation
Well Im new to this forum in hopes to seek help and answers
Id like to keep my name and information confidential for now
Im 21 years old in the military and have alot of back issues going on with minimal work done to my back to fix it, and I'm worried about the potential for permanent nerve damage at such a young age.
I came back from deployment fall of 2013 and got my results back from an xray and had a dislocated SI joint that they thought caused sciatica and radiculapthy in my right leg. 6 months down the road after my SI joint was corrected, 3 unsuccessful epidural injections and 4 months of physical therapy Im labeled a "faker" and getting treated like **** because nobody knows whats going on, i finally get an MRI and boom goes the dynamite; i have 3 bulged degenerating disk from l3-s1 and my l5-s1 disk is impinging the s1 nerve in my right leg. Its gotten so bulged i was basically temporarily paralyzed for 3 days and was on crutches. As of now my right leg trembles when i put weight on it, its mostly numb, i havnt had an erection longer than 6 min and thats after taking 4 viagra, i have urination issues to top it all. Mind you I'm only 21. Im 6 days away from my neuro-study in my leg to see if its permanent. Im going through a divorce because my sex life is completely non existent and my pain controls alot of what i do.
To close my story
How long do i have before i have the erection abilities of an 80 year old becomes permanent and I end needing crutches or a leg brace for the rest of my young life?