Severe buttock and back pain leading to numbness and loss of power down left leg.
4 days off work and serious anti inflammatories from the doctor. Sent to physio
Had MRI and cortisone injection 1 before heading to Italy in Jun09.
Nerve impingement and weakness didn't resolve so opted for micro disctectomy in dec09
Still get some nerve involvement in foot from time to time especially when I have run on hard surfaces. Yoga and pilates are now a necessary and valuable part of my life to maintain my back and muscles.