I have been on this sight a few times.I usually get the answers I need. As most of you know, getting a response from your dr can be a real pain in it's self.This is actually a 2 part question.
I have DDD and Spondylosis,Severe arthitus in my hips and pelvis.Well here is the question.My lumbar back keeps swelling up,I have always had a "raised" area there but, lately it has been sweeling real bad.It feel like when I lay on my side, that my left and right side are meeting in the middle.You can feel them touching!I can't seem to lean on a chair or lay on my back.And to help that along. My Tailbone is about to put me in a looney bin, It actually feels like it is burning,besides the pain.I am on heavy pain meds and can't believe I still have this much pain,100 duragesic,10/660vicodin and 4 zanaflex,naubetone,and gabitrin.Can any one give me some sort of answer? Second part.Swelling all of a sudden in my legs,mid thigh to mid calf.It hurts, and feels like the skin is folding , but it isn't that swollen.I went to a orthopedic dr today because the MRI showed Chondromalacia Patellae,so went to see what could be done, He said The knees are fine and it was "Deferred Pain" from the back.Ok so what the hell brought it on there? And in the back. Help.I have chronic pain,no life, stopped working2 years ago.My thrill for the day is doing dishes,lay down,run vacum,lay down.make bed,lay down.I am sure you know what I mean. Thanks all my fellow suffers