Discussions By Condition: Muscle conditions

sensations demanding movement

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 29, 2006
  • 00:34 PM

For at least 18 months I have had sensation in my left leg and lower left back/hip that are only relieved by walking. I have a history of facet rhizotomy 33 years ago (one of first done in this country) and doing many interventions myself to ease back discomfort. About 15 months ago i started seeing doctors to diagnose and treat radiculopathy down the leg and into the foot on the left side. 30 sessions of physical therapy and thirteen epidurals both transforamenals and facet joints and one in the SI later, I have no pain but continue to have this sensation in the area of the buttock above the hip joint and sometimes down the leg. I have tried to describe it as "gotta move" syndrome, irritation, and a form of pain. It's difficult to explain it. All I know is that I must get up and walk. I've taken tramadol for 15 months (now up to 300 mg. day) and am currently on Cymbalta for fibromyalgia, also. I've been to a neurologist, a phys. rehab. physician (botox in piriformis), a neurosurgeon and currently see an osteopathic physician who does manipulation. All of of them frown and don't seem to understand the sensations which keep me up at night walking. Have you heard of this? Thanks you for this opportunity.

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