Back and Neck Injury/Muscular dystrophy experiencing severe sciatica and back pain
I just moved to NC from GA and cannot get to a doctor before June 18th at this time, and he is only a GP - insurance is so bad and won't let me go to my old doctor, who's about 30 mins away over the state line.
I am female, 20 and I have muscular dystorphy and have had a full spinal fusion in 2005. No problems or back pain since surgery (for scoliosis) until now (years later). I am experiencing sciatica-like pain in my legs, numbness on the outside, tingling, burning, numb saddle area, and now pretty bad low back pain. Really bad tingling in my right leg keeping me awake. Nothing's swollen, nothing's tender to the touch. I went to the ER when it started because I was worried about cauda equina, something they said I didn't have (still don't know). They did a CT scan, doc said definitely wasn't CES but he didn't seem confident as he told me the hardware in my back seemed to obscure to picture. I do not know what to do. Like I said, my saddle area is mostly numb, but I can still go to the bathroom without problem, etc... please help. This is causing me extreme anxiety.
Sorry to hear about your situation. I would like to offer some solutions to your problem that may prove highly effective and that you can do yourself or with a little help from a friend. If, the CT scan is correct and there is nothing structurally wrong then this just might do the trick.
I'm going to send you do my completely free Do-It-Yourself-Joint-Pain-Relief website,
The website has free follow-along videos with joint pain relief techniques for every joint in the body.
If you take a moment and think of all the muscles in your body like the rigging (ropes) on a big old-fashioned sailboat, you can begin to understand that all the tension in all the muscles must balance off each other for us to stand, sit, walk, run, etc. in the way our body is designed to do so.
You know better than most because of your muscular dystrophy that when certain muscle groups become imbalanced (too weak, or too tight) then it begins to affect the body's ability to function. And since you mentioned your scoliosis then you also probably understand that bones only go where the soft-tissues of the body pull or hold them. So, balancing out the tension in all of our muscles to the best of our ability is very important. Again, I'm sure you are very aware of all of this, but I just want to make sure we are on the same page.
I would like to recommend that you go to my Sciatica Pain Relief page,
and follow along with the videos. I'm optimistic that you have muscle groups
compensating for the way you've been forced to move (with your scoliosis, and surgery),
and releasing the inappropriately tight muscle groups will prove beneficial by giving you the relief you are seeking.
If the Sciatica Pain Relief page doesn't do everything you are looking for, I'd encourage you to go to the Site Map page of my website,
and scroll down to the Lower Back Pain section where there are many other pages that may help you.
The Pelvic Girdle Pain page,
might help as well. It's very similar to the Sciatica Pain page, but adds a few things that
Also, the main Lower Back Pain Relief page may prove beneficial,
again there's a lot of overlap with the sciatica page, but adds a few more techniques.
Take your time, be careful, use your common sense and I think you may be able to relieve your own pain.
I do sincerely hope this proves helpful.
All the best,