Intense leg pain when standing 5 minutes
This is my first post and would surely appreciate any suggestions adive or expereince.
I have had DDD for over 20 years, they have discussed fusions, but becasue I was so young they decided on an IDET procedure that appeared to help me for the last 15 years. In addition to the DDD, I have bulging discs, birth defect making the dics more compressed, due to the spacers being too small. ETC ETC
Recently, I began having severe leg pain on my left leg, beggining at the sacrum down the outer thigh wwrapping around the knee and front of shin into the front of my foot. The pain is almost excruciating and even makes my leg useless and numb.
I am a public speaker and have to stand for long periods of time. I walk the stage and try sitting periodically but this pain is so strange and bothersome.
I had an MRI last week, and am waiting to hear from the doctor.
Becasue of the extensive injury to my spine for so many years, I have a very strong core, work out regulalrly and prefer not to take meds.
Any one else have similar symptoms? What have you done to help it?