Crushing pain with leg issues

Crushing pain with leg issues

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Crown Point, IN

#1 Jan 15, 2013
I have read through other posts regarding this but thought I would just start a new one instead of asking on every one already posted.

I am a 40yo female with back pain: Middle back, feels like someone is crushing my spine. It wakes me up crying out. I have to immediately sit up in a chair and lean over. I have pain meds from a shoulder surgery I had in Sept thank god or I cannot move, breath or anything for hours. I have had several different beds af varying degrees of softness/stiffness. Seems sleeping in a recliner is the only way where I do not have such a severity of pain.

This has been going on for about 2 years. I was slammed sideways down onto a strong plastic outside chair a few months before the pain started (don't ask).

I also had noticed if I do not take pain meds (once in am 7 1/2 mg of norco and 5 mg in evening) I have restless leg syndrome all day, at least that is what I think it is, my legs feels like they have no air, have to stretch them every few minutes, it is maddening and brings me to tears. I do have an appt with a specialist this week but curious on everyone's health and so forth and if they have the leg issue as well.

Thanks to all who replies!!
Precious S

Paradise Valley, AZ

#2 Feb 15, 2013
It sounds like there might be a problem with the nerves from your spine. If the troubles with your back and leg started at around the time after you suffered your injury, then it might related to spinal or nerve problems. I had an uncle with a slipped disc and he walked with a limp in his left leg and lower back pain for years before we had it operated on. Turns out the discs in his spinal column were inflamed and were slipping out of alignment from an injury he believes he sustained when he was younger. You could both have the same problems. Good luck on your meet with your specialists. actures/

Since: Jan 13

Miami, FL

#3 Mar 12, 2013
It seems like nerve problem. By God’s grace I don’t have this kind of problem till now. All the best! for the treatment you are going to have. Get well soon.
Frederic Leyd

Knoxville, TN

#4 Mar 13, 2013

How are you feeling now? How was the appointment with the "specialist?"

Keep us updated.

Frederic Leyd

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