I received an injury to my L5-S1 after a single chiropractor visit. After the manipulation I had severe pain in low back and spasm down leg. Within 48 hours my foot went numb. Had MRI, showed a posterior annular tear at L5/S1. I chose to do Discseel procedure a week ago over a MD. This is week 14 since injury. I have no pain at all. Just hamstring and calf weakness. I still cannot plantar flex, do a single heel raise on right foot. Still No push off on right foot when I walk. I’m in PT. Now that disc is sealed, hopefully the S1 root nerve can recover. I did consult with 3 surgeons, none could guarantee recovery of nerve. Is there anything more I can do?
I’m confused. 99% of the time, motor weakness is associated with compression from a disc hernation which you don’t note. The disc (annulus) is avascular (no blood supply) so this discseel should have no benefit. Can you put the dictated MRI report on the website?
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.