Please, I need your help and advice!
I have been suffering from lower back pain for 10 days, the pain radiating to the front of my left hip and down my left leg. NSAIDs have done nothing for the pain, which is CONSTANT, and unbearable after just a short ime on my feet. I have been seeing my chiropractor everyday. I got an MRI done, and it shows 2 bulging discs, 1 at L3-4 and 1 at L4-5. My chiro told me that if my symptoms don't improve in the next few days, she will send me to get an epidural shot, or start me on an oral steroid taper.
Is there anything else that can be done?
I am going to a neurosugeon for a 2nd opinion on Wednesday.
I'm a little nervous to tell my chiro that I am getting a 2nd opinion, but I feel she should know.
I have been off work for 1 1/2 weeks, and I am getting very discouraged at my lack of progress in healing.
PLEASE, any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!
Thanks in advance. Gotta go ice my back now