All my back and other joint issues are in my info block below my post.
I have this "thing" that happens to me and the Drs & PT can not give it a name and remain clueless how to help. They say what I am describing is not something they can pin point.
So I will attempt to do it here.
This is only on my right side - which according to all my tests is my good side disks, nerve etc wise. Which is also why everyone is clueless.
This can happen to me with 2 totally different extremes.
It can be after I did too much in a day - such as say I did laundry and went shopping, for me that is too much.
Or it can happen from me reaching up to scratch my nose - and no I am not exaggerating or kidding.
Here is what "it" is.
The right lower area about the top of my hip leave but in my back "crumbles" - gives way - feels like nothing is there - feels VERY VERY weak - feels empty - feels like an accordion that was opened and now is closed - a rubber band that was tight and now is snapped ( these are all the things I have used to describe this feeling to my Drs & PT ). I can not walk with help from a person. My cane does not work for me when this happens. I need a person to hold me up.
The pain is just over the top when this is happening. Pain unlike any I have ever felt. It is not steady it comes with all the feelings I described above. These feelings happen with the slightest movement.
The pain is a stabbing pain - the type the makes you jerk forward, like you were just stab in the lower back.
The pain is so bad I can not help but to scream out when it hits me. I normally can grit through the worst of pains with maybe a groan. With this pain I scream involuntarily.
When this happens my husband has to undress me, put me to bed, get me on and off the pot etc.
I get no pain relief from nothing I do or take. Except I go to bed and stay there for at least 8 hrs and get back up feeling a tad more sore then I normally do but other wise it is like nothing happened the night before.
This has never happened to me in the mornings or even mid day - it is always in the evenings.
I hope someone here can make sense of this, so I know another way to present this to my Drs and/or PT people.
Thanks in advance to all who read
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.