chronic Radiating Upper Leg Pain Since Fusions #Fibromyalgia #NervePains #leg pain#CentralSensitizationSyndrome
Help! Please! For over 18 months, I have had debilitating sciatic nerve pain radiating from my L5 on down to my butt, side of thighs and usually stopping at the knees. I have fibromyalgia, central sensitization syndrome, RA, OA, degenerative disc disease, and have had four spine surgeries including L2-4 fusion. Since about 10 months after my 2018 addition of L2-3 to the L3-4 fusion, I started experiencing severe pain above and below the fusion. Then it shifted into the leg patterns. Since a March RF lesioning, on the left side, the pain pattern there turned to various forms of parasthesia, from tingling to numbness to on fire, to stabbing, to freezing….but now it wraps to halfway around the front of the leg instead of the back. Sometimes, I get groin pain on either side. At its worst, the pain has gone down to my toes, but not always to the same toes! You get it….there is NO pattern!
Worst…I’ve had continued pain treatments, have to take T4 with Tramadol too just to sleep, and have had every test in the book, including CT, two MRIs, and even an EMG. The best guess my surgeon or anyone else has is my fibromyalgia, my RA, my degenerative disc disease and facet arthropy…in other words, no one knows. I recovered well from my fusion, but tripped over a circular saw in our basement, tearing all ligaments in my right toes, to start this cycle.
Anyone have a similar set of symptoms? I believe the Fibromyalgia is part of it, since I have to use pillows to support my arms when I sleep on my sides, and can’t even stand most sheets touching it. So far, my only help have been the two ketamine infusions I had this month. All help appreciated! At least no Dr has suggested its “all in my head”!