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I think we need to talk! I could have written your post except for two small changes. I am 35 years old and my pain in down my right leg!! I wish I could answer your question, but I am trying to figure out things myself. Could you elaborate more on your history. Have you had any surgies?

I myself have had two discectomies for herniation in the L5 area. First one herniated when I was 19 weeks pregnant with my daughter. Then 1.5 years later it herniated again. The second time, the herniation was HUGE and I have been told all my pain is due to the nerve damage it created.

I have had three MRI's since my last surgery (Oct 07). The last MRI said I had a a slight buldge at L4 and L5 and something about an annulus tear. My neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon both said nothing on the MRI shows any root compression and shows no reason at all for my pain.

I describe my pain exactly like yours. A major toothache that NEVER goes away! I just told my husband last night that it feels like the bone in my leg is aching soooo bad. I also wanted to add that my right buttock and the back of my right thigh has lots of numbness. It literally became numb overnight when my disc herniated last Oct. I was told the numbness would go away, but it hasn't.

I feel like I am at my witts end here because no one can tell me why I am in so much pain and why my numbness is still present. All I get is that I may have permanent nerve damage.

I am so sorry to write a book, and I really wish I could help you out more. I am seeing my PM doctor and my ortho doctor next week and hoping I can get some additional testing done to see if we can find a reason for my pain.

How are you managing your pain? I am on Neurontin and Vicodin.