Spinal osteoarthritis with severe leg pain
I am a 30 yr old female who has just been diagnosed with spinal osteoarthritis. I am expericencing severe leg pain that starts in my butt and radiates down my right leg all the way to my foot. I have had intermitent tingling in my calf and foot. The pain is worst when first standing or getting out of a car. It is so bad it takes my breath away and i have to wait a minute before i am able to walk. Sitting and driving are also painful but bearable. Once i am standing and walking the pain is less intense but i do have a slight limp from the pain. These symptoms are what prompted my primary to order a lumbar x-ray and thus come up with the diagnosis. All the information i have read about spinal osteoarthritis mentions nothing of severe leg pain associated with it. It also says that aging, weight, injury and occupation are contributing causes. I have also read that by the time you start experiencing symptoms you have already has arthritis for a while. It is not an acute condition. I wouldn't consider 30 advanced age and i am not overweight. I work in a dental office and have never had any type of back injury so it seems to me I wouldn't be a likely sufferer of arthritis. Misdiagnosis? Any opinions?