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Old 08-11-2003, 08:16 PM   #1
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Post Sciatica down front of the leg?!

I noticed with my leg pain that when I lay on my stomach (how I sleep, I know it's BAD, I'm trying to stop!) goes down the front of my leg! Has anyone else experienced this? If I put a pillow under my knees it tends to stop it or if I put Icy Hot on my back it stops. Normally it does run down just the back of my legs when I'm sitting or laying on my back, etc.
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Old 08-12-2003, 07:46 AM   #2
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Hi there. I do not sleep on my stomach, but I did want to say that I have terrible pain down the front of my legs from the nerve compression. This gets me mostly in the shin and sometimes I get terrible muscle cramps in this area too. I have found that large doses of muscle relaxers help, and I usually use moist heat, until the muscle relaxers kick in. I find that the best way to sleep is on my back, with a big stack of pillows under my knees. I get the least pain this way. I wish you luck with this, I know it can be very painful and keep you awake much of the night. Hang in there.

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Grade 1 Spondylolisthesis for 26 years, recently progressed to Grade II
With marked canal and foraminal stenosis and severe compression of L5 Nerve root.
360 degree L5/S1 fusion on September 8th with 6 screws and 2 rods. My pain is 99.9% gone...this is the best thing I've ever done!
DDD and bone spurs T11-S1
Herniated C3-C4
Disk/spur complex C4-C5
Significant bone spurs C5-C6. Told that my C-spine will not be helped by surgery.

 
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Old 08-12-2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Sharon, you made me feel better. I get muscle cramps in the shin too. I haven't had an MRI yet, so I don't exactly what I'm dealing with. I think the waiting to know what I have wrong with me is the worst part! Good luck to you too
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