• Julio Ramirez Julio Ramirez
    February 05, 2010
    Dull, aching pain in the lower back?
    Julio Ramirez Julio Ramirez
    February 05, 2010

    I had lower back surgery a year ago for pain and muscle weakness of my right leg. Two discs (L4 and L5) were removed and replaced with bone implants. My severe pain improved, but I am still having symptoms of a dull, aching lower back pain, plus pain in both of my hips and butt. Does anyone know what I could do to improve it?




  • Ozigal February 06, 2010
    February 06, 2010

    Dear Julio I have Fibromyalgia and very similar symptoms. If I try to go for a walk my leg muscles will become very fatigued, then my hips and sometimes knees become painful, then the pain travels up my back. By then I have to stop as I can no longer take another step. This can all happen within 5 or 10 minutes!

    While you may be able to relate to some of this we all suffer FM differently.

    You owe it to yourself to have this investigated as your symptoms may fit many conditions (I wouldn't know). If you are not happy with diagnosis/uncertain, seek a second opinion, ask here for the name of doctor in your area. Someone may have a good doctor they could share with you.

    Good luck, and all the best, Ozigal

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