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Wierd Leg - Butt symptom

MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
So I'd just a couple of weeks new as being a back patient so I was wondering if anyone else has/had this presentation??

I am ok when standing, walking, of laying supine (face up).

When I sit, recline, or try to lay on my stomach, YIKES, OUH
zonk!! Crampy pain mid tush all the way down the back of my leg. Toes are starting to go numb(ish) ... i beieve there is an MRI in my near future, Anyone else suffer from can't sit down pain disorder??

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  • Is it a sharp pain or a dull pain? I wonder if you pinched a nerve in the lumber area. Have you used heat or cold packs yet? My parents used to say that when I was a kid that I had the "can't sit down disorder" they took out the pain..
    When is you next doc apt?

  • Sounds like my neuropathic pain: mid butt, back of thighs, calves, feet, front of legs from above the knees down to toes. Mine is idiopathic, meaning no known cause. Lyrica helps me avoid a lot of flare-ups, but it doesn't really help once one has started.

    I'm getting a cervical SCS trial tomorrow, then a lumbar SCS trial next week. The lumbar should help with all but my mechanical low back pain, which is the real killer.
  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
    tomorow as it is MVA related. Thanks for your thoughts !!

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  • As a new (9 months or so?) lumbar member, I hear ya! So sorry to see this is happening, like you need more crap going on Dave!! I so hope it is a passing thing. Support *HUGZ* as always my friend! MRI - sigh, I hear that!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Can't sit down is very common, I am told, because sitting puts the highest pressure on the spine. For me, sitting is the one thing I can not do when I can do anything else (or I can sit-squirm-cross-uncross-etc, but only in specific chairs).

    Standing is second worst. Easiest is reclining and walking (which is odd because I have stenosis, but nothing about my injury is normal so I just go with it).

    Yep, I see an MRI in your future! However, I doubt your lumbar spine will look like your c-spine. Mine will, though- between the two of us we'll have a bionic spine!
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