I am suffering from chronic leg pain from last 5 months which initially started from lower back and after some months radiated towards buttocks, hamstrings and now in calf muscles. Majorly the pain is on left side but sometimes i feel the pain in right legs too.
Age 34 years.
Weight: 76 kg
Height: 5 feet 11 inches
1. Burning sensation
3. Cold feet
4. Can't stand and sit for long duration
5. Needle pain
6. Weakness in both legs.
5. Irregular bowl movement
6. Lack of sleep.
7. Lower Back stiffness.
During Doctors Consultation
For the first month i took basic pain killers and muscle relaxants which didn't worked.
During second month I visited Neurologist and he advised for MRI scan , which shows herniated disc(l4-l5) and spinal stenosis problem during that period doctor advised only conservative treatments (like stretching, exercise & avoid long sitting).
I followed that regime and somehow i am able to manage the pain but after some days symptoms goanna worse and radiated towards whole left leg starting from buttocks to back side of thighs. I am a software professional and i have to sit for 8-10 hrs.' in a day.
Anyhow, i visited another spinal doctor and he advised to go for epidural spinal injection, but i refused as i know it is very risky and sometimes life threating.
I moved to another Orthopedic doctor and he advised me below medicines, i took these for a month, initially result was good, but after some days(~10 days) pain comes again. Right now i am not taking these medicines.
1. Katadol - 3 times a day
2. GABAPIN- at night 1 tablet
3. REBEMAC-DSR CAR- 1 tablet morning
4. MEDROL - 1 tab a day
5. TEGRITAL 100 MG- twice a day
After that I gone through physiotherapy along with needle acupuncture and got temporarily relief.
I also visited chiropractor and as per him i am having issues with my gluteus muscle and piriformis syndrome which cause leg pain (sciatica).
Finally, I am getting confused what is the reason of this pain and how to tackle.
Right now taking herbal medicines along with NSAID pain killers and muscle relaxant.
Still my chronic pain is not cured and somehow i am managing to live with this, this problem effect my day do day work routine and i am unable to concentrate in a single activity, from my physical appearance and outlook perspective i am considered as a healthy person and its more difficult to explain that i am in chronic pain.
Nothing seems exciting these days and feel withdrawn sometimes.