I am a 31 y/o white male, 6 feet, 145 lbs, no pre-existing conditions, no accidents or injuries. In mid-2011 I started getting diffuse pain and paresthesia in the buttocks and backs of my legs when sitting. It would go away if I stood up or laid down. The pain has gotten much worse and now comes on when I lay down and is interfering with my sleep. The pain still gets worse with sitting and goes away with physical activity. Generally I am not sore and it doesn't hurt the instant I sit down, but after a few minutes I feel it coming on and gets worse the longer I sit/lie in one position.
I have tried so many things and no one has even been able to tell me what the root cause of this is. I am worried about losing my job and my wife. The joy in my life is gone because there is so much pain everyday.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to get a diagnosis and some treatment options? Every test that has been run has come back normal. I went to the Mayo clinic and they had no ideas. I just moved to Houston, TX and there are so many doctors here but I don't know how to find someone to help me.
Here is what I have been through-
Doctors: internist, orthapedic surgeons, neurologists, physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain management, rheumatologist, neurosurgeon
Imaging: x-rays spine and pelvic, MRIs of lumbar spine (both lying down and sitting), thoracic spine, pelvis, lumbosacral plexus
Diagnostics: 2 EMGs, blood work, HLA-B27 (negative), celiacs disease (negative)
Prescriptions: NSAIDs, hydrocodone, ultram, muscle relaxers, anti-epileptics, elavil, requip, lidoderm and flector patches
Steroid injections: lumbar back, piriformis, SI joint, facet joints L4-L5
Physical therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture, TENS unit