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Posted in: Back pain, Neck pain, Sciatica, and Surgery.

SCIATICA PAIN L-4,L-5

Started by ammad.ali on 12/16/2010 11:25am

Dear Consultants/Readers,

I am 27 years old and having a severe sciatica pain. It was started in Feb 2010 and in earlier i though that its a muscular pain and same was diagnosed by my doctor. Later the intensity of the pain increases and on the visit to neuro-surgeon it was diagnosed as a Sciatica.

I have been on different sort of medications 3 or 4 tablets a day. But the intensity doesn't decreases. Now i am suffering with it since last 10 months. Now i am feeling the waves of pain in my right testical (i don't know its bcoz of this or not but hurts a lot) I have been to different surgeons and everyone treated me in his way with different hopes and opinions. I was very adventurous sort of guy and had never step back to any thing but now i am unable to pick my 2 years old son.

Now one of the surgeon reffered me for the injections in the spine. I don't know its feasible or not and the other surgeon suggested me a surgery. None of any of my family member has been to this sickness therefore no one is able to advise me in this respect.

I requested you to please guide me what should i do as i don't want to be like that. Life in PAKISTAN is too tough for the middle class peoples. I am afraid that if i get disable due to this, everyone step back even my own family members and no one will help me out and taken care of my son and wife.

Kindly tell me what are the chances of recovery and if there are certain reservations for the surgery do let me know so that i can make some preventative moves for my family. I am not afraid of being paralised but afraid that my family don't suffer and get dependent on others.

Please for the sake of GOD help me out....

Thanks

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Dear Ali
I know how you feel as I am also suffering from this terrible pain with no relife I have consulted many doctors but no sucess Where are you from in Pakistan
I have tried several homeopath with no luck but several patient at their clinic did get relife as Sciatica is different for different people it may worth a try
You can email me your tel(cell) may be we discuss our problem Lately I have been advised an injection Hylagan I am not sure about it but it is v v expensive here in Pakistan
regds
PERVAIZ

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Dear Pervaiz,

You may contact me at 03022202222.

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Dear All
You have read mails of Mr Ali and my self we are both from Pakistan where health care is very expensive I would like you to comment on the use of Hylagan injection in the spine This has been used for knee pain but not heard about SCiatica
This injection is costing 200,000 ruppes here .In dollar term it is around 2000 but in Pakistan this is way to high for common man ,but if it works than getting relive is much more important
Pl comment
regds
PERVAIZ

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Hey buddy,
I actually had similar symptoms with my right "nut" (can't spell testicle) hurting and pain and numbness in my thigh along with lower back pain. I got steriodal, or anti-imflamitory injections and felt better the very next day. The pain came back a little, but pain meds have it tolerable and numbness and severe pain are totally gone. I highly recommend the injections, but they have to bve done with the proper equipment and a good doc. Make sure they have a fluroscopic table that you lay on so the doc can see the needle and where it's going, and don't worry about getting anesthesia, I skipped it and it didn't hurt, just almost accidentally kicked the doc with the back of my heel when he pulled out the needle. Be aware that results vary among individuals, sometimes they last for days, weeks, or months.

Good Luck to you in Pakistan.

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There can be a number of causes of sciatic pain: bulging or herniated disc, vertebrae offset (spondylolethisis), arthritis, etc. Any of these can be traumatic (caused by an accident) or degenerative. You are young for it to be degenerative. The best thing thing to do is try the least invasive (and expensive) treatments first. Save surgery for last because back surgery does not always have predictably good outcomes and the surgeon is cutting and doing things near many nerves. 10 months is long enough to try medication (particularly anti-inflammatory drugs). Physical therapy is possible and if it is not too expensive, epidural cortisone shots can do amazing things. It doesn't work in all conditions but having the shot will either help you or tell you that your conditions is probably more serious. Cortisone helps if done well and has helped me avoid surgery for 6 years so far, and I can function fairly well within limits. Good luck.

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I had numbness on the side of my left leg diagnosed as from the sciatic nerve. I was recommended to roll the arch of my feet over a soft drink can. Instead of a can I used a rolling pin (one we use for pie crusts) that remains in place better. That helped me so I hope it can help someone else.

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