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Buttock pain and leg pain!

Aug 13, 2015 8:00 PM

Feeling very frustrated today! Yet another Dr says there's nothing more I can do for you. My buttock pain has increased with leg pain. My PCP says it from my spinal stenosis. My current medications are Gabapentin, morphine, Cymbalta and they haven't been helping much. It so darn uncomfortable to find a position to cope. I've had epidurals,steroids and they don't help anymore.can anyone else relate to my symptoms?

Aug 13, 2015 10:18 PM

What have they told u about mri? Do you have bathroom problems,? Does your toes feel tired or tingle?

Aug 13, 2015 11:06 PM

12sunflowers, I have spinal stenosis and I also suffer from sciatica, which it sounds like you may be suffering from as well. The pain is at the very top of my butt cheek and deep into my butt cheek and down my leg. Sometimes it goes down both legs. I can't sit, stand, lay down or get comfortable at all. It's stabbing and burning and pinching. Perhaps you should go to a chiropractor. They may be as to help you. There are many other folks here in our community family that have lower back and sciatica issues. Perhaps some of them may have other suggestions to assist you along the way. In the meanwhile, I wish you the best and hope that tomorrow brings you sunshine and less pain to deal with. {{{{hugs}}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 13, 2015 11:12 PM

12sunsflowers, AlwayZ is correct sounds a lot like sciatica. I have it as well and very uncomfortable and you can never find a good spot. I went to a chiropractor and they put ice and a tens unit on it and it went away for a bit but it came back. Prayers for finding a pain free spot to sit and a pain free tomorrow! 🙏

Aug 13, 2015 11:21 PM

I was told that the mri showed spinal stenosis and bulging disc in L3,L4,L5. I don't have any bathroom issues or toes problems either. I also can't sit, stand, lay down or walk without pain. It is stabbing and burning too. I've been doing reading on the Internet about buttock pain and some of its causes. I think I will take some of my questions to my next Dr visit about the piriformis syndrome. Stretching does give some relief for a little bit. I'm going to have to try and find a chiropractor in my insurance provider book. Hopefully there one not to far. Thank for the suggestions.

Aug 13, 2015 11:25 PM

Anytime 12sunflowes, that's what this community is here for. Hope you find an answers to your pain. Prayer's to you. Moparmom

Aug 13, 2015 11:28 PM

If you have a copy of the disc for the mri and/or report look for a mention of cysts. Most cyst are ignored by doctors. But mine were systematic and thy feel like sitting on hot rocks and are treated as sciatica, but one of the worse things you can do if you have them is physical therapy and the shots they like to do in the spine. Good luck..

Aug 13, 2015 11:59 PM

I have bulging discs in L4 5 and L5S1. Going to physical therapy and am in a pain free stretch. We worked on posture (mine was atrocious and while not a direct cause didn't allow the core to hold up the spine and alleviate some of the pain. Now working on building core strength (not just abs - core is from bra line to top of knees). Who knew. Taking norco 5-325 and a NSAID (name escapes me). So perhaps a PT referral. Oh and Pilates (PT includes reformer work). I am hoping I'm over the hump going into my 3rd mostly pain free day.

Aug 14, 2015 8:16 AM

Oh and no cysts mentioned on the MRI report - some previous ineffective PT (massage and traction did 100% of nothing but I don't think we had MRI yet so...)

Aug 14, 2015 8:25 AM

12sunflowers, I also have sciatica. It affects me from my lumbosacral area into my buttocks and down my legs, mostly the right. I sit on a coccyx pillow, elevate my legs, use voltaren gel and use ice. I old you can find relief soon. 🙏🌼

Aug 15, 2015 7:30 AM

I have bulging disc on L4/L5. It flares up and then slowly dissipates. However, my spinal chord at that point had been pinched so tightly that it still thinks it's being squashed. Result - constant lower back pain that turns into fire if I try a nd do anything plus sciatica on both legs, but not just that nerve, all three nerves in both legs. At its worst, I can track six lines of pain down my legs. They feel like they are on fire and that they are going to burst open. I cannot do anything for more that half an hour. I cannot work. I had to quit my job. I am disabled ror life according to many doctors 😢

Aug 15, 2015 10:45 AM

Susan God bless and yes fear of being permanently disabled has me working hard to try to reverse as much as I can. Mine is primarily spinal stenosis, age related arthritis and some congenital issues.

Aug 15, 2015 11:15 AM

Is 30too young for serious arthritis problems I'm not sure what's wrong with my knee or spine or shoulder

Aug 15, 2015 11:28 AM

Susan4, blessed your heart! I'm so sorry you're having so much problems. I guess I'm blessed because mine only involves one nerve on each leg. I found out this week that some of my burning and stinging pain is actually from my venous reflux, and they put me in compression stockings. I was skeptical at first but after a week in them they are helping.

You mentioned taking a list to your next visit. That is a very good idea. Have you considered one of those upside down units to decompress your spine? I think one is called Teeter Hang-Ups. I asked my chiropractor about it and she said they actually are good. I'm just trying to figure out where to put mine. I'll be keeping you in my prayers, that you'll be able to find some lasting reduced pain! 🙏🌼

Aug 15, 2015 11:34 AM

Chris420000000, No, 30 is not too young for arthritis. I was that age when my knees pain began, following 2 fails on my knees. I have osteoarthritis and bursitis all over my body. I'm 54 now and is saw at the stiffness is the worst part that never goes away. Starting mobile is key to keeping been from locking up on me. I stretch gently throughout the day, and sometimes I resort to splints for my wrists due to CTS. I use Tylenol Arthritis and voltaren gel, a lot on the gel. Go see an orthopedic doctor if you're not under one already. If you suspect rheumatoid arthritis go to a rheumatologist. Good luck! 🙏🌼

Aug 15, 2015 11:51 AM

I really don't know what it is. My doctor has not actually diagnosing me with anything he just says what he thinks it may be then just say it should get better but nothing is

Aug 15, 2015 12:00 PM

That's a doctor to complacent in his job. I hate when they don't get in there and find out what the problem is. I would get a second opinion.

Aug 15, 2015 12:02 PM

Chris a rheumatologist can tell you what kind of arthritis it is (Osteo or rheumatoid). At 30 I'm almost suspicious for rheumatoid. My rheumatologist is the one who diagnosed the proper type of arthritis (osteo) then sent me to a pain specialist. Pain guy sent me to PT for second time (better clinic better therapist more holistic as in core is what holds your back upright). I'd start with a rheumatologist.

Aug 15, 2015 12:04 PM

Doctor way too busy it is always a 4to 6 week wait to see him. I see many other doctors but have even been told that they wouldn't want to step on my family doctor's toes by stepping in to diagnosis me

Aug 15, 2015 12:06 PM

Workers compensation says my knee is just chronic pain. As my diagnosis, whatever that means. Wonder if I can see a rheumatologist without a referral

Aug 15, 2015 12:10 PM

If you're dealing with workers comp, you have the right to get a second opinion. If others docs don't want to step on the pcp toes, it's time for a doctor elsewhere. And a new PCP. 🙏🌼

Aug 15, 2015 12:12 PM

Go back to PCP for a rheumatologist referral. If PCP acts stupid find a new PCP. Chronic pain in the knee isn't a proper diagnosis.

Aug 15, 2015 1:17 PM

Chris, Then you're going to have to find yourself anther doctor to take your files and anything availabl, Including a friend or family member that can vouch for how badly your Pain im

Aug 15, 2015 6:53 PM

Chris42000000 you can have serious arthritis problems at any age. When my mum was little, there were days when she couldn't walk up or downstairs due to horrendous pain. By the age of seven, yes, seven, she was diagnosed with crippling arthritis

Aug 22, 2015 7:34 AM

I JUST GOT A PAIN SPECIALIST TO DO (SACRUM NERVE ABLITERATION ) I Just hade the test for it yesterday. And it majorly helped. So now he's goin to d ok the real deal( SACRUM NERVE ABLITERATION ) ASK YOUR DR. ABOUT IT. IT MIGHT HELP.

Aug 22, 2015 8:45 AM

Yes I will definitely talk about it.can you tell me a little more about it and How it's done or anything else about the posidure? Thank you so much.

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