I have a chronic pain in LS region for many years and am undergoing a physical therapy including swimming every day, I also use TENS. I have pain in both legs for last six months that gets more severe at nights and I don't know why. The doctor said that I do not have tendons well developed in legs (paradoxically I have great muscles in the legs but tendons are awful), so I am doing exercises for tendons too. I am using tramadol with maximal prescription up to 120 mg per day, but I avoid to take the full dosage due to side effects.
Last two months I have started to feel great leg pain at nights. The week before I took the tramadol and sedative at 11 pm but it was not effective and I had to go to the emergency for an injection to get better and fall asleep. Last night and in early morning I also had severe pain that I have never felt before (its not sharp like usually with sciatica), and only after I took tramadol, sedatives, turned TENS program on both legs then I could fall asleep but I was waking up all the time and feeling the pain still present.
Now I don't know what may cause it. I live in Croatia where the MRI is an expensive and my doctor needs to try all the available methods before doing the MRI scan, which means that at the best I will get MRI scan in September, after I undergo more therapies with magnetos, electricity and Sollux lamp. After all, it is less expensive to cover my tramadol doses then to do MRI scan, so that's how Croatian Institute of Health Insurance thinks.
Nevertheless, as I do not intend to suffer till MRI scan done, does anyone here has any experience with more severe pain at nights and how to cope with that? Thanks for any advice.
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