Spinal Stenosis - Leg Pain?
Brief History/What: I am an 18 year old dancer that has been training professionally all of my life. I have had back problems since 15 years old. After a million different diagnoses, x rays/MRI's over these three years, I am now left with Spinal Stenosis. L5
Treatments I've tried: Cortisone injection into facet joint, cortisone injection into piriformis, up to a month of no dancing/harsh physical effort (time off), 2 months of twice a week physical therapy, multiple chiropractor visits, massage.
I am also very small-boned, small figured athlete with DD breasts. I am getting a breast reduction in a couple weeks to take weight off of my degenerating spine when I move for my career and also to love my body. All it does is betray me.
The question/problem: The issue right now is not my back pain. Pain is in my butt and hamstring and by the time I go to bed I can't sleep because pain from BOTH my knees down to my toes is UNBEARABLE. Does this even relate to my back problems? My back pain is gone. Now when my legs are in pain it feels like I'm sticking them in fire while being stabbed from all different angles at once. What is this? Is it from my back problems? Every back specialist/ x ray / whoever I talk to says something different. I have had every different diagnoses. One back specialist was sure I had a stress fracture, but he couldn't find it in my MRI. I'm confused. Why do I even have to deal with this so young? How do I stop the leg pain once it's there so I can sleep? And how do I prevent it?