... es are stable and not moving, but other times, it can slide a bit, which often results in a nerve getting caught up in it and "pinched." This can result in your pain shifting from one leg to another, for instance. ... (11 replies)
... y other spine surgeons, it took me about twelve months to convince him that there was something mechanically still wrong with my lumbar spine that was causing my leg pain...and I did this by making an appointment every month even after he had told me everything looked "fine" on my MRI. ... (21 replies)
... I have been dealing with lower back pain for the last few years. The left side of my back gets extremely swollen and feels like a baseball is in it. ... (21 replies)
... Have you been to a rheumatologist to see to what degree some of your issues are caused by one of the many types of arthritises? Some simple blood tests can rule in or rule out whether some of your spinal problems are caused by arthritis.
Chances are, your body positioning and body mechanics are causing you some of the pain. It is the body's natural response to fight to... (10 replies)
... ng to find some or any with similar situations, and any words of wisdom you may be able to share. I have been told in the past that I am "too young" to feel the pain that I do... I am at the point that I am starting to question myself and what I know about my clinical findings and my history, is it all in my head? ... (10 replies)
... I would ask the ortho spine doc about whether you need a new one, being sure to tell him the pain in right leg is a new symptom. ... (21 replies)
... Since the pain has increased so much and is now in my right leg too should I try to get yey another mri. Is it even safe to get 3 mris in less than a year. ... (21 replies)
... When you see the ortho spine doctor, take your MRI with you and be prepared to concisely explain your symptoms. Try to give specific examples of when the pain occurs, where it is located, what things make it better or worse, etc. ... (21 replies)
I hear you, believe me I do. Many times in my life when I would give anything for them do something just to get back to normal life and get rid of pain.
The problem is, sometimes surgery is not an answer. See, lets say stenosis and DDD, its one of your spinal problem.
I had a few spinal surgeries already and guess what? DDD and stenosis were right back in only... (21 replies)
... I don't want to wait until I'm inoperable if I can get an operation to help relieve my nerve compression. Two months ago I would have never said an operation was what I wanted but given the pain I suffer I will do anything (21 replies)
... ups. They come and go, this means inflammation of the muscle tissue. Since you have young kids, you probably pick them up all the time and this is enough to get pain and inflammation. ... (21 replies)
... S1 levels and the L5 and S1 nerve are being affected. Look online for a "dermatome map" to see what areas of the groin, leg and foot are affected by these two spinal nerves. This compression is at least one thing that is responsible for your pain. ... (21 replies)
... If my pain keeps increasing should I keep requesting more mris to track my back. I feel like I need to be getting 3,4,5 doctors appt. I'm at the end of my rope. ... (21 replies)
... then the vertebrae gets pulled over just enough to touch the nerve or thats what the dr said happened to me when my leg eas dead. Other than that has anyone xrayed your sacroiliac joints? ... (21 replies)
... I go everyday with so much pain and now it is in both legs as well. ... (21 replies)
... The pain dr didnt tecommend epidural steroid injections? ... (21 replies)
... My goodness girl you sound awful. I have the same pain in my legs . I am going thru pure hell, My painmanagement doc, only want to take all of my hardware out they think that is my problem. ... (21 replies)
... n barely walk or sit let alone take care of my 8 month old like I would have imagined. I'm 25 and in good health for the most part. I cry almost everyday due to pain and frustration. I feel like I'm going crazy. On top of all the pain I'm going through, when my back swells up I can barely move. ... (21 replies)
... Hi Feather, I'm sorry about your pain. One thing I would suggest is to ask your doctor for a nerve pain medication such as Cymbalta, Lyrica, Nueronton, etc. ... (21 replies)
... Without knowing more about your MRI findings, and your situation in general, it is difficult to offer suggestions. The type of pain you describe, affecting the buttocks and running down the back of the leg is generallyh caused by irritation or compression of the L5 or S1 spinal nerve. ... (3 replies)