Hello All ,
I injured my back at work in July of 2004 , the onset of pain was immediate when twisting an engine hood (Bonnet) of a car , this requires a-lot of force to manipulate the hood . My pain was in my Lower back and as I walked to the Medical Centre the pain moved down my left leg . The nrxt day when I awoke and got out of bed my leg and foot was tingling and I had hot flushes raditating down my leg into my toes . After seeing my GP a C.T scan war ordered and revealed a annular disc bulge at L4-L5 and a broad based posterolateral disc bulge at L5-S1 , after undegiong Physiotherapy and no chabge in my conditions my GP ordered an MRI which revealed that the L4-L5 disc was touching my L5 Nerve root and Impinging The L5-S1 nerve root . My work organised a Foraminal Nerve root block which has had little relief and after a Second MRI there has been no change in 9 Months from the first MRI .
I have been reffered to A Neurologist by a work appointed Job Fit Occupational Physician , to which my GP agrees with , after having no reflex in my left knee and still experiencing pain on my buttocks leg and foot . I would assume I may need a Micro-discectomy , and have been told I would benifit from this .
Any comments from anyone who has had this procedure or has the same or simmilar injury , would be appreciated .