... th all the weight on my back While bending over as if touching my toes.I felt I had pulled some muscles in my lower back when I noticed the next day.I was having pain in my left hamstring and in the left side of my butt.I figured it must be sciatic pain after the pain got worse and worse. ... (0 replies)
... Today's appt resulted in a request for insurance approval for RF neurotomy. Dr feels that with the injection short term benefit, likely to see significant improvement with RF, one side at a time (ugh). Really hoping to avoid SIJ fusion (no way another surgery).
Regarding the 20-25mm leg length diff; about 20 years ago, Chiropractor had me try a 10mm lift in all of my shoes.... (9 replies)
... o pain recently, its sitting that is killing me. I did likely overdue it a little early on, but I do remember and listened to your advice to moderate. ... (9 replies)
... Hi yes insuring good fusion is a must. You also mention RF I'm assuming radio frequency abalation of SI ? You did get some relief from the blocks?
about 1/3 of us (me included) the sciatic nerve runs thru the periformis muscle as well. This can be painful when the muscle is extra tight and it will be hard to bare weight on that leg. Don't know if you've experienced this.
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... I am also in Pain Management and my Dr. suggested the SPS. I have been on narcotics for years and am so tired of taking pills. I had a bad flare up of pain back in NOv. and am still suffering. I have had an Ortho consult and now just had a Neuro consult. ... (11 replies)
... surgery minus the spondylolisthesis. I still had intense leg pain. After six months, my surgeon at the time told me that he was puzzled because everything looked perfect on the MRI... ... (11 replies)
... You are so right on, on so many things. I have started to do my research on this and I agree that a scs discussion is way too early here. It's definitely not being used as a if all else fails. And again I'm 36. This isn't what I want for my future. Plus, until I really read up on it, it was explained to me that it is basically a same day surgery with little recovery time,... (11 replies)
... at the same level. The last surgery was in March 2015. I showed some improvement, except I woke up from surgery unable to feel my right leg from my knee up and stI'll no improvement now, but my overall pain level gradually decreased. ... (11 replies)
... geon who was able to help me. No, I am not completely restored as I still have some residual numbness in my feet, but I was able to get rid of all sciatic pain, leg pain, etc. I can now walk or stand as long as I want. ... (3 replies)
... starting PT so early in recovery. Unless the PT is very experienced working with fusion patients, more harm than good can come from the experience. If you have leg pain, you particularly do not want to get a sciatic nerve flare going. It is much harder to get it under control than to avoid in the first place... ... (1 replies)
... I originally developed sciatic pain that grew worse and worse. Eventually I had a MRI which showed stenosis. At this point my internist was managing my healthcare. ... (18 replies)
... and exercise...but a part of me fears that I will just have to accept things are here to stay because of ageing, I mean do all normal weight pensioners have feet pain for example? ... (0 replies)
... I am not sure why you would be having pain on the top of the thigh....for clarification, when you say "top," do you mean the front side or up near where the leg joins the pelvis? ... (7 replies)
... Last night, it seemed as if my nerves in my leg were on overdrive. I felt electrical pulses on the top of my thigh and back of thigh. ... (7 replies)
... c I imaging the meds masked the pain and inflammation. Week 2, I had some muscle spasms and started up with the muscle relaxer, again. ... (7 replies)
... years until Oct 2014. I had Hip and back pain starting back in Oct 2014 and it had gotten so bad I went the Dr in Jan thinking that I had a hip problem. I actually had pain to my ankle at this point. ... (0 replies)
... x per day. This medication has not been doing anything for the muscular pain and leg spasm! Has anyone tried this medication? ... (1 replies)
... walk everyday. Yes, I'm permanently disabled, but the walking has helped tremendously. Also, the pain pump does too. After a 5 level fusion, 3 diff. stimulators and multiple surgeries to remove scar tissue. I've found the pump and yoga are my best friends. ... (18 replies)
... like pain, it would more closely resemble the symptoms from SI hyper or hypo mobility. Do you ever get sciatic type pain down the back of your leg? ... (1 replies)
... would be in the central canal and can definitely cause pain in the legs. The right L5 nerve has tissue pushing into it, so, yes, this could be causing the numbness or tingling or pain your right leg. ... (18 replies)