I have posted this before in chronic pain and mentioned it some of my postings.
Since there is many new members I want to ask again.
I have severe thecal sac compression at T1 with mild cord compression. Plus mild herniations all the way through my spine.
My question is : When any of you walk that have severe thoracic issues, does it become some painful just in the leg area that you want to scream?? It feels like a tight band squeezing my legs. It starts in my ankles then travels to my hips. My legs stiffen up so they do not bend. Then my feet end up going outwards (sometimes just one) and I just cry in pain to try to get back in the house. The it lets up when I put my legs up. This occurs everytime I use my legs. Not just something that is on and off. Both legs all the time.
Now back in 06 the spine dr said, once your thoracic disks start going bad it can effect your legs. You don't want that to happen.
When I mentioned it to him again he really did not know what to say. You don't want surgery yet on that area.
Well dog gone it YES I DO if its effecting my life walking normally without severe pain. And when I say severe pain I don't say that lightly at all. :''(
So I would like to hear from anyone who has this issue or knows someone who does. They do not swell, discolor or anything to that nature.
Thanks for your time.
Terri O:) >:D<