Back and Neck Injury/Ciatica

Advertisement


Question
Had a Mir in 2013, showed mild desiccation and herniated disk L5-S1 now 2 years later, I can't stand up without so much pain I throw up and pee on myself, the pain that is going down the back of my right leg all the way to my foot, I now no longer having feeling in my right heel or last 2 toes.....can not get my medical card (Carelink) to approve new Mri.... (1st mri I self paid be it was denied)... Scheduling will not let me schedule self pay by dr. Tried to run my insurance I have 3 girls 2 of which are still young, work every day serving tables, double shifts just to provide, go to school for nursing which I have to had to take off from, I'm unable to work now, can't even walk my girls to the bus stop...med express and Er just keep saying rest, I have rested for 2 1/2 months now only for it to be getting worse I sleep on heat every night plus take nerotin 3x's a day.... Neuro surgeon won't see me without mri please help me I'm desperate and in soooo much pain, plz tell me what to do to get mri and in with neuro surgeon....

Answer
Hi, Tammy,

The symptom you describe sounds like sciatica. Oh. I see you wrote the term phonetically, above.

You may read the following entry, which explains the condition:  http://somatics.com/sciaticasymptoms-piriformissyndrome.htm

Surgery is not usually the fitting approach for the condition, as you will read, so you're better off with the surgeon's refusal.

For the next actionable step, you may send a follow-up inquiry.

Back and Neck Injury

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Lawrence Gold

Expertise

Questions concerning: back pain exercises -|- back muscle pain -|- back muscle spasms -|- degenerative disc disease -|- disc bulge -|- dizziness -|- groin pain -|- groin pull -|- lifting injuries -|- lower back pain -|- lower back exercises -|- sciatica -|- whiplash injuries -|- Hanna Somatics -|- headaches -|- back muscle spasms -|- "My back went out." -|- somatics -|- somatic exercises for back pain -|- somatic education -|-

Experience

In practice since 1990. Two years on staff at a hospital Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. Success rate: approx. 95%+

Publications
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, American Journal of Pain Management, Somatics: Magazine-Journal of the Mind-Body Arts and Sciences.

More complete listing of publications at http://somatics.com/gold.htm

Education/Credentials
Certifications (partial list): Hanna Somatic Education Dr. Ida P. Rolf method of Structural Integration

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.