~X( Well, my run of good luck has run out. For several weeks I've enjoyed tolerable pain levels that have allowed me to run errands and even have a few lunches with friends. Then, out of the blue, I started to feel more pain coming on.
For the most part, my pain has always been in my left thigh radiating to my outer foot and sometimes in the buttocks and hip (but no numbness). Now, I feel the nerve pain at my L4/L5 radiate into my tailbone, buttocks, hip and leg and now with numbness into my right leg.
Had to bring out the big guns (oxy) for the last few days and have been laid up in bed with ice and heat and any other tricks of the trade I could think up.
I'm just frustrated like most of you because I don't know what causes things to change -- I can't think of anything I did to injure my back. It's so weird because on Monday of this week I was feeling the best I've felt in a long time and thought maybe I was finally turning a corner and starting to heal.
Thanks for reading my tale of woe. Nothing anyone can say, just have to ride this out.