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Shooting pain not down leg

Dragon247DDragon247 Posts: 1
edited 06/06/2015 - 4:49 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi I'm new here hoping someone can help. I have no disc problem at least that's what the Dr tells me, but I am getting shooting pains like electric shocks that go across my lower back. They do not go down my legs. I have no other pain,.The shooting pain can happen even if am sat still. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. They can be so severe they make me shout out in pain., but they settle quickly, and I then find myself jst waiting for the next one that comes out of nowhere. It seems to be a nerve type problem but I'm looking for help or at least some sort of indication as to what it is.

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    When you talk about your doctor's response, are you seeing spine specialist ?

    Have you had any kind of nerve conduction tests?

    The EMG for me, was most revealing, showing areas of my spine effected that I had not even given voice to.

    When I first started seeing my pain management/ neurologist , I brought in a little freehand drawing of a body, front and back.
    I made marks on it to indicate where the pain was.
    It may sound corny, but I think in pictures so much of the time and thought I'd help doc to " see" what I'm feeling.

    This site has__ search__upper right on page. You can type in your concerns and may be led to older posts, articles, and videos that may be helpful to you.
    Often times, I am led to have more questions. I either continue looking things up, or I have questions on list for me to bring to doctor.
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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