Sciatica... Severe leg pain, wekaness, and numbness in top of foot and big toe.
Hello, I'm 33 yrs old female with 3 children. Going on 4 weeks I woke up unable to walk without severe leg pain ended up in the ER and was told I was probably having a pinched nerve in my disc.
Had an MRI that states I have a L5 bulging disc of 4-5 mm with impegement on the nerve roots.
i'm unable to walk past 3 minutes without severe pain, I have numbeness in the big toe and top of foot with a lot of weakness in my right leg it starts like dragging after walking.
I went to the first neuro and he said to wait it out take Ibuprofen and try Accupuncture.
2nd Opinion said I needed a lumbar Laminectomy. The sooner the better. He felt very strongly about this and said if it was him he would of had it Last week.
Not sure what to do I just know I want to get back to being useful to the kids.