i am currently taking Gabapentin, Amitriptyline and tramadol for the last 6 months which has only help for a short period.i recently had a steroid injection which has done nothing to help my condition, I find it very difficult functioning on a daily basis, any suggestions to help.
What kind of operation? Is the pain down the backs of the legs into the calves? Or? Does it start from the bottom of the buttocks? Was it as spinal operation? I take gababentin as well for leg pain. I find that tramadol is a joke for pain....Most of my nerve pain in legs is coming from discs pressing onto nerves. Also, even though I have had three spinal surgeries I had a chiropractor advise I had a tilted pelvis and uneven pelvis I had minor manipulations to help even out the pelvis and man what a relief to the legs n hip. I can't keep doing this as I am herniated up in my back at various levels now and some fusions.....Do you have bulging discs???? Did you get your steriod injection directly into a disc???? curious............Sherrie
The operation was to remove a cyst near the testicle, The pain is from the back of my legs, top to bottom. Level of pain on a daily basis is between 9/10. I couldn't agree more that the tramadol are a joke, as for the other medication it just makes me forgetful and have nightmares, The steriod was injected behind the testicle and take 10 day to take effect, but has done nothing... Nerve Pain is'nt a nice thing so i feel for you and hope you get better soon... Mark
Have you thought about having your back looked at? or going to a Chiropractor? Does your back hurt....often nerves from the back press on the sciatic and causes horrifying pain....could you have a bulging disc? I am having a epideral this week into my L3-L4 and man...what a relief on the legs at least for a while....then it wears off on a few months...but it gives great relief...steroid injection into the herniated discs pressing on nerves shrinking them down....just a thought....praying for your legs.........sherrie
Hi sheerie' I dont have much back pain, MRI scan did'nt show anything. consultant said it from the operation i had.. My legs feel totally battered today and its been the worst day, But i have to keep my chin as life go's on.. Ill just have to keep knocking on doors to overcome this illness,, I have found some comfort in share my condition with you as a lot of my friend don't understand what im going through,As i just keep on smiling.. i really hope you procedure bring you some comfort also some good health.. il'l say a prayer for you also, Have you read the, ''The secret" by Rhonda byrne, it will help you in other ways... Mark
No I haven't...but I can also tell you I have dealt with severe leg pain for ten years and got 7 differente diagnosis and I hope you don't count on just one.....They often do not have a clue what is wrong....I researched on my own as well for ten years for my dibilitating leg pain to try to help myself as well as the doctors were such a joke. I will looking into the "secret"....thank you so much.....keeping you and your legs in my nightly prayers for healing and relief and new findings...... :)
I hearing there, i have also had different diagnosis' they have been telling me for years that it's scare tissue where the problem lies.. And just found out just over 2 months ago, that its nerve damage.. thats why i have to some more research... like wise your in my thoughts, and stay blessed....Mark
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I have a very similar problem. I to had a cyst removed from my left Epiditymus. The day after surgery I awoke to find both (especially) legs were numb on the outside of my calf. They numbness burned and felt like needles. It kept spreading and getting worse to the point it feels like a wild animal is tearing my flesh away. After several months of DR's acting like I was insane I finally got in to see a Neurologist. They did an EMG, and conduction study. It showed I had sever axional and reflexive nerve damage. They tried to blame my back for the proble but the MRI showed it was completely normal. THe neuropathy and nerve damage is constantly getting worse. And the testiocular pain is enough to make me throw up. It all started the day after my surgery, but none of the Dr's seem to have the balls to just say it was the surgeon. Did they ever figure out what happened to you, or give the diagnosis a name? I have been at this for just about one year now, and still no end in sight. Hope you are doing well, and I anxiously await your reply.