L4, L5, S1 disc herniations again after surgery 4 years ago
The Slump test for Sciatica gives you an idea of how the condition is progressing.
L4, L5, S1 disc herniations again after surgery 4 years ago reminds one there is no cure, only prevention through exercise and common sense.
I have pain in my lower back with numbness in thigh and feet. I had operation in December 2013 but again my disc is herniated in last month.
Though I have relief in pain and have started walk again around 2 km. My spine doctors have again recommended operation.
Firstly, accept that there's no such thing as a 'cure' for what you are experiencing. Long life commitment to back exercises, every morning before getting out of bed, and an acceptance that heavy lifting is not for you is absolutely vital, no matter what treatment you have.
Otherwise it just comes back, then there's a third and fourth operation and even more misery.
Generally my experience is that if the pain in your leg goes away, given time and common sense, it may well heal without surgery.
The thing to look out for is the development of weakness in the lower leg muscles; can you raise your big toe and lift your heel off the ground?
I treat what you have on a daily basis, but I don't think there are many chiropractors in Pakistan, if any.
Chiropractic is moderately successful in treating a sciatica, but again it's not a cure; exercise, exercise, exercise, and avoid heavy lifting.
I hope this helps in making your decision.
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