I just posted my introduction in the newbie area now looking to see if anyone else may have this problem as I used the search box and found nothing. Though I might have typed it in wrong. So the story goes....and I will try not writing an entire novel.
For starters I'm not sure if this is relevant so will say it anyway. 32 yr. old and I was born 3 months premature.
About the beginning of December 2011 as I finished my work shift I was standing around and my leg went to sleep on me. From my buttock area to the bottom of my foot. It only happened that one time and though it worried me I didn't go to a doctor immediately, all was good for a month. A month later my lower back started to ache. I frequently get lower back ache/pain but nothing major so it was of little concern until again my leg started falling asleep again.
A week passed and I finally made an appointment with a chiropractor, first appointment and he diagnosed me with an SI joint problem. I went for about 3 months and no relief. In fact it seemed to get worse and instead of the manipulation helping it actually hurt afterward. I should mention that the pain seemed to only be when I was up working, bending, twisting, lifting - that is why when I started hurting from just having a manipulation done I got a little nervous and sought a doctor. For the longest time the aches and pains I felt I thought were normal and everyone had them from manual labor type work.
Ended up going to a doctor and was then sent for an MRI. I will try to keep this bit short, this is what I found from the MRI:
Mild scoliosis (I already knew about that)
Developmental Anomalies @ lower levels.
Right pedicle @ L5 absent and left is unusually large.
Facet joint arthritis on left at L5-S1, maybe due to altered mechanics.
Could be nerve root compromise
Mild developmental asymmetry S1 level (I feel like an idiot because I have no idea what that means).
Sorry, hope I am allowed to post that info? The doctor is sending me to a spine specialist. The pain is still progressing as well as the leg/foot asleep has gone to pain, well alternates between asleep and pain. Almost like my entire limb is about ready to take a cramp but stops at the beginning of so-called cramp. By the time work is over I feel nauseated from the pain. Sometimes sitting down helps but if it is too bad then it doesn't ease until I lie down. For now I guess I am still undiagnosed and won't find anything out until my appointment.
My question is has anyone else had these problems? What do you do to ease pain as I can't leave work and I can't take time off.
Again apologies for the long post.