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25 year-old runner, chronic leg pain

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edited 01/04/2016 - 9:12 PM in Chronic Pain
Just trying to get any answers on chronic pain I've been having.

About six months ago, I began having a sharp, radiating pain down my right leg, centered around my right gluteus muscles. The pain was often worst at the beginning of the day, presenting 5 to 10 minutes after waking, tapering off in the afternoon, and returning in the evening. I had this pain for about two months before seeing a pain management specialist. He ordered a transforaminal steroid injection into my L5/S1 disc. This did not change any pain. A few days following the procedure, I saw a massage therapist. She worked the gluteus region profusely, and a few days after the massage I was pain free. However, the right leg glute pain started presenting itself about six weeks later. I began seeing a chiropractor, who spent a month adjusting my sacrum and my lower back to alleviate some pain. This presented a myriad of effects, from alleviation of pain, to muscle tightness in my right calf, to sensitivity on the outside of my right leg. Recently, I have begun having some of that sharp, radiating glute pain in the mornings again. It's usually presented just after waking, and I stretch it out by extending and straightening my right leg at a ninety-degree angle from my body.

I have no idea what's going on, but would love any help or answers. Thanks!

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It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

Here are some questions that you should answer:
  • - When did this first start?- Was it the result of an accident or trauma?- What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)- What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?- What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)- What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)- Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)- Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?- What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

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I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

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