8} Hi everyone, I am 61 years old (young!) and have had low back pain for years. X-rays showed arthritis about 15 years ago and a recent MRI showed spinal stenosis in the lumbar area, not a severe case but bad enough. I am now going to physical therapy, which after 2 1/2 weeks has not helped much but at least I don't need narcotic pain relievers and can do okay with OTC extra strength. My problem is that I have started having pain, fairly severe, in my left groin area, in the crease between thigh and pelvis - about where the lymph node is. There is also slight swelling of the lymph node but it is not tender to the touch and is not hard and fixed. However the pain radiates from about that spot and down my inner and front thigh, a burning pain. The orthopedic doctor asked me several weeks ago if I had leg pain and I said no, then it started not long after that. From what I have read it is common to have leg pain with lumbar spinal stenosis, but everything I read seems to indicate that the pain is in the BACK part of the leg, and in the buttocks. I found nothing that described pain in the groin area. Recently it has occasionally flared up on the right side, also, the same type of pain and also radiating down the inner thigh. My question (finally!) is if anyone else has experienced the same kind of pain with lumbar stenosis or DDD?
Thank you very much for any help or information or just support, these groups are wonderful for that.