I've noticed lately that my right leg feels like it's going to sleep. Without the pins and needle feeling like when your foot goes to sleep. It's mild, I notice it slightly in my left leg too. In both legs all the way down to both feet.
Over the course of the last few months I went from having a mild back ache, all the way across my lower back, This has escalated to an extremely bad backache all the way across my back that now includes throbbing and seems to grow up my back to the mid thoracic area. It's made worse by sitting, laying or crossing my legs.
It's made better when standing.
The last MRI I had was a little over a year ago. It showed some deterioration of the L4, Mild stenosis and arthritis.
I have a fusion of the L5/S1.
In the past, I've had three back surgeries, all in the L5/S1 with the final being a fusion.
In the past I mostly had sciatic pain.
So, this is all a new type of pain and problem for me.
If you've experienced these new issues I'm having, extreme sudden lower back pain all the way across with central throbbing, and leg numbness and know the cause would you mind sharing with me? My pain management Dr. said that if this last epidural injection doesn't help I'll need to get a new MRI.
1992 L5/S1 Laminectomy
2001 L5/S1 Second Laminectomy
2008 L5/S1 Fusion.
C5-C6 disc herniation
C2-C6 Spinal Stenosis and Foramina Stenosis, facet joint degeneration and osteophyte