• Louise Louise
    March 16, 2009
    Is numbness in my toes from sciatic nerve pain be permanent?
    Louise Louise
    March 16, 2009

    I have serveral disc buldges and one herniation and sciatica.  My toes have progressive become numb, with pain in my nail bed.  I am reluctant to have back surgery, but I don't want to end up with numb feet and still be in pain. Should I consider surgery?





  • Greg March 17, 2009
    March 17, 2009

    I wish I could answer this for you, however I have Neuropathy and have degenerative disc disease plus bulges and herniations.  I hope someone could help us both.  I went to my pain doctor and he said I should talk to the neurologist or neurosurgeon and see what they have to say.  The word surgeon scares me because I am 60 and do not want surgery, but the pain medication does not take care of the neuropathy.  I have had 2 previous cervical laminectomies which were NOT fused, 10 years later I am going out of my mind.

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