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8 months, no diagnoses for severe leg/pelvic pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 24, 2010
  • 07:06 AM

In June '09 I started having pelvic pain. It was mild & inconsistent at first, but soon it was constant and painful. In August it spread to my leg. Within 3 days it spread from my groin to my entire leg. I went to the ER and was told it was my sciatic nerve.

I saw a chiropractor for months and just got worse. Some days weren't too bad, but some I couldn't walk at all. I decided to get more tests and nothing showed up. MRI & CT scan of my back were neg. Pelvic ultrasound was neg. X-rays showed minor curvature of the spine, but nothing out of the ordinary.

I was then diagnosed with bursitis of the hip, combined with sciatic neurosis complications. The cortisone shot they gave me put me in such severe pain I couldn't get off the couch for 3 days, but then I had 3 days of relief from all but the pelvic pain.

Then the pain came back.. My doc started me on oral cortisone and it seemed to be working the first 2 days. But on the 3rd day I experienced pain like nothing I'd ever felt before. It felt like someone was cutting into my inner thigh with a saw. The pain was pulsating and I can only describe it as the feeling of giving labor out of my leg.

I had it four times the next day, and the doctors said there was nothing they could do since pulsating pain isn't orthopedic.

I am 20 years old and at major risk of losing my job. I can only walk for very short periods at a time and the same goes for standing. Sitting doesn't relieve the pain - just prevents it from getting worse. I'm sick of taking Vicodin and I'm sick of going to the doctors only to hear that there's nothing they can do for me. I've ruled out all the obvious diagnoses except for arthritis, but I can't imagine that arthritis could be this debilitating. I'm getting worse every day and I need answers. Has anyone else experienced this kind of pain before?

-Erin-

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  • Go see a chriopractor, it's your back.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2010
    • 05:16 PM
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  • In June '09 I started having pelvic pain. It was mild & inconsistent at first, but soon it was constant and painful. In August it spread to my leg. Within 3 days it spread from my groin to my entire leg. I went to the ER and was told it was my sciatic nerve.I saw a chiropractor for months and just got worse. Some days weren't too bad, but some I couldn't walk at all. I decided to get more tests and nothing showed up. MRI & CT scan of my back were neg. Pelvic ultrasound was neg. X-rays showed minor curvature of the spine, but nothing out of the ordinary.I was then diagnosed with bursitis of the hip, combined with sciatic neurosis complications. The cortisone shot they gave me put me in such severe pain I couldn't get off the couch for 3 days, but then I had 3 days of relief from all but the pelvic pain.Then the pain came back.. My doc started me on oral cortisone and it seemed to be working the first 2 days. But on the 3rd day I experienced pain like nothing I'd ever felt before. It felt like someone was cutting into my inner thigh with a saw. The pain was pulsating and I can only describe it as the feeling of giving labor out of my leg.I had it four times the next day, and the doctors said there was nothing they could do since pulsating pain isn't orthopedic.I am 20 years old and at major risk of losing my job. I can only walk for very short periods at a time and the same goes for standing. Sitting doesn't relieve the pain - just prevents it from getting worse. I'm sick of taking Vicodin and I'm sick of going to the doctors only to hear that there's nothing they can do for me. I've ruled out all the obvious diagnoses except for arthritis, but I can't imagine that arthritis could be this debilitating. I'm getting worse every day and I need answers. Has anyone else experienced this kind of pain before?-Erin-I had almost the same thing happen I went to several dr's and in return got several diagnosis. I almost had surgery because one dr said I think it is Endometriosis. Well I talked to my husband and decided to get another opinion. This dr says it is ovulation pain she put me on birth control and said come back if the pain don't stop or if it gets worse. I took it for about 4-5 mths. I have not had any other pains. I stopped the birth control and this was over a year ago. I hope this helps and hope you feel better soon. Good Luck to you.Christy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2010
    • 07:45 PM
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  • In June '09 I started having pelvic pain. It was mild & inconsistent at first, but soon it was constant and painful. In August it spread to my leg. Within 3 days it spread from my groin to my entire leg. I went to the ER and was told it was my sciatic nerve.I saw a chiropractor for months and just got worse. Some days weren't too bad, but some I couldn't walk at all. I decided to get more tests and nothing showed up. MRI & CT scan of my back were neg. Pelvic ultrasound was neg. X-rays showed minor curvature of the spine, but nothing out of the ordinary.I was then diagnosed with bursitis of the hip, combined with sciatic neurosis complications. The cortisone shot they gave me put me in such severe pain I couldn't get off the couch for 3 days, but then I had 3 days of relief from all but the pelvic pain.Then the pain came back.. My doc started me on oral cortisone and it seemed to be working the first 2 days. But on the 3rd day I experienced pain like nothing I'd ever felt before. It felt like someone was cutting into my inner thigh with a saw. The pain was pulsating and I can only describe it as the feeling of giving labor out of my leg.I had it four times the next day, and the doctors said there was nothing they could do since pulsating pain isn't orthopedic.I am 20 years old and at major risk of losing my job. I can only walk for very short periods at a time and the same goes for standing. Sitting doesn't relieve the pain - just prevents it from getting worse. I'm sick of taking Vicodin and I'm sick of going to the doctors only to hear that there's nothing they can do for me. I've ruled out all the obvious diagnoses except for arthritis, but I can't imagine that arthritis could be this debilitating. I'm getting worse every day and I need answers. Has anyone else experienced this kind of pain before?-Erin-hi there i have has similar to yourself i am now diagnoised with ankylosing spondolytis get a hla b27 test on your bloods and go and see a rheumatologist i have been sufferin for over 25 years and was finally diagnoised in feb of this year! at least if u get this checked it may clear a lot of problems before they get worse,i began with the sciatica in my 20's im now 45im female and this is suppose to be predominantly a male disease this i have to disagree,i hope it helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 25, 2010
    • 11:15 PM
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  • Are you able to go see a specialist at UCLA?In June '09 I started having pelvic pain. It was mild & inconsistent at first, but soon it was constant and painful. In August it spread to my leg. Within 3 days it spread from my groin to my entire leg. I went to the ER and was told it was my sciatic nerve.I saw a chiropractor for months and just got worse. Some days weren't too bad, but some I couldn't walk at all. I decided to get more tests and nothing showed up. MRI & CT scan of my back were neg. Pelvic ultrasound was neg. X-rays showed minor curvature of the spine, but nothing out of the ordinary.I was then diagnosed with bursitis of the hip, combined with sciatic neurosis complications. The cortisone shot they gave me put me in such severe pain I couldn't get off the couch for 3 days, but then I had 3 days of relief from all but the pelvic pain.Then the pain came back.. My doc started me on oral cortisone and it seemed to be working the first 2 days. But on the 3rd day I experienced pain like nothing I'd ever felt before. It felt like someone was cutting into my inner thigh with a saw. The pain was pulsating and I can only describe it as the feeling of giving labor out of my leg.I had it four times the next day, and the doctors said there was nothing they could do since pulsating pain isn't orthopedic.I am 20 years old and at major risk of losing my job. I can only walk for very short periods at a time and the same goes for standing. Sitting doesn't relieve the pain - just prevents it from getting worse. I'm sick of taking Vicodin and I'm sick of going to the doctors only to hear that there's nothing they can do for me. I've ruled out all the obvious diagnoses except for arthritis, but I can't imagine that arthritis could be this debilitating. I'm getting worse every day and I need answers. Has anyone else experienced this kind of pain before?-Erin-
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 25, 2010
    • 11:17 PM
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  • Erin, go see a homeopathic doctor, but a good, one who does classical homeopathy. This kind of thing cannot be solved by a chiropractor.Homeopathy is very efficient and powerful and can heal such problems.The more cortizone you take, the more difficult it will get to heal what you got.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 28, 2010
    • 11:24 PM
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  • Ancient wounds are the unresolved tissue problems that remain after the normal healing time has passed. These unhealed wounds are called ancient, because they are carried around for a long time or forever since there are so few practitioners prepared to resolve them. These ancient wounds are in a continuous state of irritation manifesting multiple factors including; inflammation, congestion, dehydration, extended muscle contraction, accumulated fluids, nerve damage, and unresolved chronic stress. They injuries are often painful but may only occur with certain motion patterns. Transcutaneous tissue decompression (TTD) provides a means to accomplish two objectives in the process of providing a natural healing solution for these patients.1. Fluid balancing - The negative differential pressure establishes rapid tissue profusion. This variable negative pressure volume permits accumulated fluids to move, mucus and other waste are transferred to the interstitial space. The vascular system is flushed with fresh blood. The process is similar to unplugging a sink with a plunger. Both tissue decompression and the plunger use a variation in pressure to move things.2 Tissue extensions - The painless sub-atmospheric force reaches deep in the tissue pulling and lifting every fiber in its path. The sequential pulling and compressing force kneads the tissue in a manner similar to a bread machine which removes the lumps in the dough, stretching the tissues stimulating muscle and collagen production.The result is that old injuries from accidents or surgeries respond. If conventional solutions resolved these problems they would not be called chronic much less ancient. It is often possible to identify the old injury sites by observing the color change in the tissue. In light colored skin, ancient wounds sites often stay white while adjacent tissues turn pink, congested tissues turn red.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 30, 2010
    • 10:52 PM
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  • In June '09 I started having pelvic pain. It was mild & inconsistent at first, but soon it was constant and painful. In August it spread to my leg. Within 3 days it spread from my groin to my entire leg. I went to the ER and was told it was my sciatic nerve.I saw a chiropractor for months and just got worse. Some days weren't too bad, but some I couldn't walk at all. I decided to get more tests and nothing showed up. MRI & CT scan of my back were neg. Pelvic ultrasound was neg. X-rays showed minor curvature of the spine, but nothing out of the ordinary.I was then diagnosed with bursitis of the hip, combined with sciatic neurosis complications. The cortisone shot they gave me put me in such severe pain I couldn't get off the couch for 3 days, but then I had 3 days of relief from all but the pelvic pain.Then the pain came back.. My doc started me on oral cortisone and it seemed to be working the first 2 days. But on the 3rd day I experienced pain like nothing I'd ever felt before. It felt like someone was cutting into my inner thigh with a saw. The pain was pulsating and I can only describe it as the feeling of giving labor out of my leg.I had it four times the next day, and the doctors said there was nothing they could do since pulsating pain isn't orthopedic.I am 20 years old and at major risk of losing my job. I can only walk for very short periods at a time and the same goes for standing. Sitting doesn't relieve the pain - just prevents it from getting worse. I'm sick of taking Vicodin and I'm sick of going to the doctors only to hear that there's nothing they can do for me. I've ruled out all the obvious diagnoses except for arthritis, but I can't imagine that arthritis could be this debilitating. I'm getting worse every day and I need answers. Has anyone else experienced this kind of pain before?-Erin-Have you had a successful diagnosis yet? I'm not quite as young as you, I'm 36 and it is now 4 weeks since I was in ER as the pains were so bad. I'm also worried about my employment too. I've had an MRI last night and am having a colonoscopy on Saturday butthey seem to be treating my abdominal pains separate from my leg pains. The abdo pains are very mild now but the leg pains are still very severe.I hope you can shed some light on this from your own personal experience - it'd really be appreciated.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2011
    • 02:39 PM
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