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Anterior thigh pain?

I've been dealing with sciatic pain for about a year now. I had a herniation at l5-s1 from volleyball that was corrected with surgery this past summer. The back pain and sciatic pain (running down the back of my left leg) returned around September, even though the MRI taken in October showed up normal besides some minor disc degeneration and my scoliosis. My surgeon's having me do another spinal injection before we consider fusion.
Anyways, for the past day or two I've had a weird sharp pain on my left anterior thigh. It's about midway down the thigh and nearer to my inner thigh than outer thigh. I've never had this kind of pain before. It's a stabbing pain that happens every few seconds. I'm not sure whether to call it radiating or not. It certainly doesn't travel down my leg like the sciatica from l5-s1 does. My foot is fairly numb, a little more than usual, but nothing horrible. It doesn't hurt when I push down on the area.
Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Or have any idea what it might be? haven't changed anything as far as activity level. I'm still on the same medications, except for gabapentin, which was added about two weeks ago
Clara Petrofsky


  • DutchWensDDutchWens New ZealandPosts: 6
    My thigh pain turned out to be from nerve compression at L2L3. It also caused problems with my foot. Both lots of pain were relieved by a discectomy and nerve decompression. Sady two years later  I now have to have nerve decompression at L2-L3-L4-L5 with instrumentation and fusion.
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