I am so desperate for some good news. I hope there is someone out there who has a positive story because right now as tears are again rolling down my cheeks I feel completely lost. I have 1 slipped disc at l4 l5 and canal stenosis, but my biggest concern is a completely debilitating pain in my legs, ankles and feet. It is not a shooting pain it is like someone has smashed all my bones. It doesn't feel related to the back pain. I have had this pain symptom before but it went away, now it is back again and excruciating. I thought i would try to have a shower just then (as i haven't been able to) and the pain was so bad I only lasted 1 minute, any pain in my back is about a 2 but the pain in my ankles and legs is about a 9-10. Osteopaths, physio and doctor have all checked my feet and there is no fracture. I have no swelling or bruising just this constant pain. My work has been so understanding but i am due to go back soon. I am a chef and i am starting to realise this may be the end of my career. I am only 30 i feel so overwhelmed. I would dearly love to hear from anyone who has similar symptoms.