... Thanks so much for the replies...super helpful.
If the piriformis muscle were irritating the sciatic nerve, could this effect both hips/legs? (6 replies)
... buttocks lies on top of the sciatic nerve and it attaches over by the hip. If this muscle becomes inflamed or is taut, it can tug on the sciatic nerve, causing pain running down the leg and radiating over to the hip. ... (6 replies)
... Do you have pain on one side or the other? ... (6 replies)
... as only been 4 weeks since I had my surgery. And my doctor and i discussed in detail the pros and cons and after surgery issue. I do want to know if the shooting pain here and there is normal. I will have pain in my feet,my calf. Just quick little annoying pain. Also when I lay down after a walk to ice my back. ... (6 replies)
... months. The pain started coming back in February and continued to get worse. The doctor used the term failed back surgery syndrome and that is when he sent me to pain management and had 3 cortisone injections. They did very little to help. I decided to have a neurostimulator implanted. I had that done in August. ... (10 replies)
... and the constant nerve pain has turned into a more of what I can only describe as like a lightning storm type nerve pain. Nothing too agonizing but a lot of "flashing" in my leg. ... (0 replies)
... the last 4 years every 3 months. I had a car accident and had low back pain, shooting pains own my legs, some trouble voiding, weakness, numbness in my toes and pain in my thighs. It took sometime before anyone diagnosed me. They did an MRI back then and no herniated Disc. ... (0 replies)
... walk for more than a few minutes without having to sit down. I also cannot turn over in bed without pain so i literally have to sit up to roll over. Is this normal? ... (0 replies)
... It is very unusual to have pain above the level of your surgery. It is normal to have pain at the site of the surgery and pain that radiates down into the sciatic nerve area, legs and even feet. Nerves sometimes are touched or have to be moved in order to free them up. ... (11 replies)
... months. My three level, which was much more complex and involved reconstruction of the facet joint at L3, was easier in terms of pain. After the fourth day, my leg pain went away and I was off all meds by the 12th day. I have often wondered what was the difference. ... (9 replies)
... That could explain why the pain has shifted to the other leg. ... (3 replies)
... It seems the longer I'm in pain and the more I educate myself about possible causes the more questions I have. ... (3 replies)
... All the meds are for dealing with pain and some to help me sleep. ... (9 replies)
... Now I don't have nerve pain. But the pain under my ribs is terrible. Can't sit or stand for long time. I do still do a lot of walking. Have been swimming twice lately. ... (11 replies)
... I still think the pain that goes up to your shoulders is probably caused by issues with posture and structural alignment. I would suggest you be careful swimming. ... (11 replies)
... l5 last summer and strong pain in my feet. ... (11 replies)
... Welcome to the board.
First please understand that members are not medical professionals. We are fellow sufferers from back and neck problems who share experiences and information....
I can only give you some thoughts on your MRI report and can suggest what the options would be in the US. I don't know how this would be handled in your country.
You have some signs of... (2 replies)
... I had more leg pain following my 1st fusion but it did get better as time went on so hang in there. ... (4 replies)
... Was 2 weeks ago Thursday that my pain doctor submitted appeal. He wants me on no narcotics. ... (0 replies)
... that I can't move AT ALL for about 20 minutes. If my house caught on fire and deadly ninjas ambushed me, I still couldn't move enough to even wiggle my leg. The pain is just demoralizing...and nobody can figure out why a gentle spine stretch would do that when it is so healing for everybody else. ... (2 replies)