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Leg Spasms & Burning

ElizabethEElizabeth Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:02 AM in Spinal Stenosis
Hi, I'm not sure if this is the correct forum or if I will be of any help but I had a laminoforaminotomy about 2 years ago on my L4-5 and since then I have lived with chronic pain. Burning in my thighs, buzzing in my legs and feet, sharp stabbing pains in my knees and ankles, a ton of bricks on my lower back and extremely sensitive and sore feet. My doctor just put me on Venlafaxine which is an antidepression drug but is also used for nerve pain. It has gotten rid of alot of the burning and pain and has been a life saver for me. Over the last two years I have tried so many different drugs, needles in my legs and lower back...the list goes on. I'm not sure if this can help anyone but it might be worth a try. All the best to everyone. Liz


  • I just wanted to take a second and welcome you. You will find a wealth of info on the site. It is up to you to take some time and read a bit. Some of it will apply, some will not. Keep an open mind.

    My own story begins when I was 45, I was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis. Confirmed by the CT scan.
    I am now 51, and just had my first Steroid injection. I am finally nerve pain free for the first time, in 2 decades. I still am on meds, but much lower than previously.

    Take care! David
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