Lumbar Neuropathy … how to heal … ugh
Had slight numbness from playing competitive volleyball after 50 years old. Then, in February, woke with a herniated disc. Reinjured, reinjured and reinjured, spent six months in bed or walking hunched over. At six month mark, after acupuncture, I finally got vertical and my feet got severely increased neuropathy following L5 pattern. I feel when I got my lower back curvature back, it pressed on nerve. I then noticed I failed big toe test, hence, L5 nerve root compression. The next six weeks made good progress, but then I sat in a barstool to watch a ball game, picked a couple of weeds, and the last four weeks it’s gotten worse. It was numbness to around base of toes, now getting closer to ankle. Neurologist did electrical test and said I don’t have a pinched nerve. I think he’s wrong and doing new MRI. I’ve taken nerve vitamins this past year. Blood work is good. Confused on why I’m not healing. Thoughts are appreciated!!