HELP! Anyone out there with this condition? I have had two back surgeries and with the first I was in horrible pain. I'm fused L2-S1 ( 2010 and 2013) Anyway, over the past 2 weeks I've gotten Piriformis Syndrome. At first I just noticed electric shocks on both sides at my top of mu butt. I attributed this to the 4 1/2 hour car ride and some killer 2 flight of stairs I went up and down for 2 days. When I came home the pain was like nothing else. I have Norco 7.5 and Flexoril and Aleve. Believe me I've taken them all. It feels like someone is tearing my butt apart as well as my hip.
I have numbness and tingling and spasm along the outerside of my right leg. My toes are tingly. The muscles along my outer right leg are so sore. It seems they are just waiting to go in full spasm,.So painful to sit bend over or do anything but lay on the opposite side. Am I crazy to think that taking 4 Norco 7.5 and 2 Flexoril with 2 aleve is alot of medication. I'm in agony. My doc is on vacation but he did call me in an order for PT which I start in 2 days.
I think because of the way I walk with my right foot sorta turned outwards has thrown my whole back dynamics out of whack as I have muscle pain in my mid back and higher up also,.
I've tried some of the Piriformis stretches I've seen and done before but they are way way too painful now.
Any help from fellow sufferers would be greatly appreciated as well as what pain medication seems to help this as mine is barely working.