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Back Pain with sudden SEVERE leg pains

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  • Posted By: atlremix
  • January 14, 2009
  • 04:26 AM

I am a young female. I have had a gradual onset of back pain (aching in my lower back to be more specific) which has been continually worsening in the past 5 years. However something different has started happening to me recently. Suddenly I will have a stabbing type pain in my lower buttocks/upper thigh that causes me to black out. Insurance has not approved my MRI yet, the xrays haven't shown anything. Until then any suggestions on what this could be?

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  • any changes in your exercise habits or do you recall an injury that started the pain 5 years ago? Have you done a course of antiinflammatories or tried any physical therapy yet? Could be a pinched sciatic nerve causing the acute pain but perhaps you have a compressed disc of something in your lumbar region. Good luck
    frustratednp 17 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 04:36 AM
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  • There weren't any injuries and physical therapy did not help long term. I've been on soma muscle relaxers and naproxen as needed for the back pain.
    atlremix 1 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 04:40 AM
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  • Have the Soma and naproxen helped?IT certainly sounds like an orthopedic or neurosurgical problem.Hope you get the MRI scan approved.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 02:36 PM
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  • Is there any difference between the right and left side? Does it feel as a neurological pain? Do you feel any numbness or tingling? Does Naproxen help? Is the pain worst in the morning, in the evening? Is it better when you lay down? Do you have any varicose veins?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 10:57 PM
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  • Possible Sciatic nerve damage
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 08:54 AM
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