My neurologist hasn't really given me an answer to my left leg pain that I have off and on badly or every once in awhile. At one time he said it was from my neck problems (Which are all worse mostly on the left side).
Now I did have a simple X-ray down on my Lumbar and it came back with a little arthritis on L3. And my lower Thorasic had a small bit of scolosis to the right. However nothing like my neck stuff , so I'm not sure if that amount would be the cause. Perhaps there is more that an X-ray didn't pick up?
Anyhow my pain is basically my lower back in the spine area and then to the right or left of the spine. If I twist my hips to the left I usually get some sort of sharp or pain in that area. Any flexing backwards of the pelvis hurts the area as well. Then when it gets really bad I'll have a dull ache like pain through my left hip, buttock, then to the back or front of my left thigh. Then I have left knee and ankle joint pain, along with left foot pain, especially in the ball of the foot area.
I also can get a falling asleep feeling on the bottom of my foot while holding it still or laying down.. Sometimes some pin and needles action. Oh and some twitching in the left buttock lol.
I sometimes think I get the joint and foot pain because when I stand I naturally shift my weight to my left leg, which is a tad short than my right. However not sure.
Does this sound like Sciatica or a lumbar disc problem? What can I do about it non medically to help ease it? And the medications I am on now for my neck problems, probably would be the same used for my leg?
Sometimes I wonder why my left side is the most affected.