For the first few years of my back issues, I had mostly leg pain/cramps/numbness on the right leg. I also had throbbing in my right hip and it felt like I was sitting on a rock a lot of the time.
Then, a few months after my first discectomy, the pain changed to shooting pains down the inside of my right leg, numbness in my shin and throbbing in my thigh.
The second discectomy did nothing to relieve my pain.
Now, for a couple months, the throbbing in my right thigh is still there, however the sharp pains (lightning bolt type) are all in my back - specifically right across my lower back. I also now experience throbbing in both hips.
Has anyone else experienced this "traveling" of their pain?
I must say that the shooting pains are more frequent now (even more so than, say, a couple weeks ago). It is getting unbearable to go many places and riding in a car is "okay" for only a very short distance.