Re: Nerve pain along side of thigh?? advice?
I have perm nerve damage on my right leg from ALIF surgery. I had no nerve pain whatsoever prior to surgery. For a whole year the doctors told me the nerves were just irriated and would calm down, HAH! They never calmed down, its perm. I don't really know what flares up those nerves, I have some totally numb areas on the outside of that leg (thigh area) where if I run hand along it I can't really feel much (weird). When that nerve gets going its pain like I have never felt before and it does not matter what I take or what I do, nothing seems to touch it. I cannot walk long distances, I know for a fact that is one thing that will flare up that nerve and keep it that way for days.
I don't know what type of advice to give you, mine also seems to hurt these days along with the disc, it runs from the buttocks area right into the leg.
Sciatic I suppose. I just wish I would have known all of this nerve damage/irriation stuff prior to back surgery. My surgery was not successful. I never did fully fuse.
DDD, Spinal Stenosis, Fibromyalgia,
ALIF surgery on December 10, 2007, numerous Injections, SCS December 2010.