I made a mistake in describing the pain I have at the bottom of my spine, and leg pain when walking, when I went to the doctor in 2005. I told the doctor the pain was in my low back. (I also had stiffness in my neck.) So the doctor took an MRI of my lumbar and cervical spine, and found multi-level degenerative disc disease. (But he said it was not bad enough to cause my trouble walking.) Later, I learned that my lumbar spine is located above my hips, and my pain is lower than that. The pain is between my hips, across the back of my pelvis bone. (I also found out that this is called the sacral area.) Now my doctor will not listen to me. How can I find out what is wrong? I have the pain every day. It feels like a gripping tightness, and is worse in the mornings. By the end of the day it always feels better. (But every morning I have the stiff pain when I wake up.) I have to bend forward in bed and stretch my sacral area many times to make it feel a little better. Lately, I feel numbness there too, and my legs have started to feel heavy also when I walk. In the past two years, the leg pain has gotten worse! My doctor took tests for rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation, and said they were normal. Now he ignores me. Please tell me what to do?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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