Discussions By Condition: Muscle conditions

leg pain and weakness

Posted In: Muscle conditions 3 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 26, 2007
  • 05:21 PM

I get intermittant pain and weakness from my lower back and down both legs at the same time. I cannot walk when this happens, I almost fall. It feels something like the sensation you get when your circulation comes back after your foot falls asleep, or hitting your crazy bone. This usually happens after I've been sitting, even a short time, and when I bend at the waist. I've had nerve studies and MRI's. I do have herniated or bulging disc in my c-spine and lower back. The doctor does'nt feel that these problems have anything to do with my legs. Can anybody relate to this. It is so frustrating to not have a diagnosis, and feel as though the doctors think that I'm faking.

Thanks, Pammi

Reply Flag this Discussion

3 Replies:

  • My husband was in a car accident 6 months ago. He was driving and was broad sided from the passenger side. He was wearing his seatbelt. Since then he has experienced shortness of breath when he bends over, and pain in between or under his left pectoral. He has had mri's and ct's which show no injuries. Dr. says probably soft tissus damage. Do you have any experience with people having these symptons or simular symtoms? We feel it probablly was caused by the seatbelt.Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 05:27 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • Hi Pammie, Get a new doctor. See an Ortho surgeon or a sports/ pain management doc. Perhaps they can help with a shot of lydocaine. Herniated disk may be pushing on the siatic {sp} nerve, in the lower back. The siatic runs down both your legs so this could be a big factor!! Some tips I have learned the hard way::: Get one of the donut pillows so you keep the pressure off your spine. Try to lay down so your spine is extended, sitting compresses it. So sitting isn't recommended. Don't sit on soft surfaces, like a sofa, where your knees end up higher than your hips. Walking and standing is better, but not on concrete...If you have to stand on concrete like at work, then see if you can get a thick rubber mat put down. Wear a good running type shoe, no sandle type things. Ya might want to go to a hand held purse, rather than a shoulder one, and lighten that load too....We don't realize how heavy it is. Make sure you distribute any weight you pick up evenly, in front of you...I was messed up for months, by picking a gallon jug of milk out of the case at the store with one hand. ...Hope something here helps you. Don't know anything abt hubbys problems. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2007
    • 01:14 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
  • My husband was in a car accident 6 months ago. He was driving and was broad sided from the passenger side. He was wearing his seatbelt. Since then he has experienced shortness of breath when he bends over, and pain in between or under his left pectoral. He has had mri's and ct's which show no injuries. Dr. says probably soft tissus damage. Do you have any experience with people having these symptons or simular symtoms? We feel it probablly was caused by the seatbelt.ThanksThis sounds similar to what I have except on the right side. I have a pain or shall I say a "muscle that pokes out of my upper right ribcage just under my right breast when I bend down or pull on something of weight. I had minor surgery there to have a mole removed that was rubbing up against my bra. I would rather have the old rubbing than this muscle like cramp that stops me dead in my tracks. I have to massage it away and calm myself and breath slowly. I have had an MRI and doctors could not find anything. They say it might just be scar tissue that catches or binds.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 05:27 PM
    • 0
    Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.