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what causing the pain?

Started by grammy2 on 02/06/2011 10:24am

pain in my back and legs can not find out why .lower back pain and stiffness almost likeit is getting ready to pinch and then the legs oh where do i start now its a pinch at the top can not tell if it amuscle or nerve yesterday my right knee down to my toes was aching like they were hit with a hammer .every day there is something had a lot of test done but cannot find out much . ddd. raynoids . already have but do not seam to be the problem can anyone help?

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Did they do a Mri, if so I read somewhere they also can do a stand up Mri and sometimes that will reveal the problem because your wieght is placed differently than laying down. They can also do Xrays in all different positions to see if you have a nerve being impinged on somehow. Don't know really anything else to tell you. Try a different Dr. also. Myabe this Dr. is just not thorough enough to find it or is not getting the right test or enough test to find it. You have to really take charge now days or else your just a number with most Dr.s Hope that at least maybe gives you some ideas.


How long has this been going on? Radiating pain into the legs is very common with a "pinched nerve" in the lower back. The pinching in the low back tells me that some joint in your back may not be moving correctly. I would suggest visiting a chiropractor in your area. After taking a history and doing an exam, they will be able to tell you what's going on, or refer you for proper imaging. I treat patients with symptoms almost identical to yours and in only a few cases did I need to refer a patient out for more aggressive care. These symptoms are usually very amenable to chiropractic adjustments. You mentioned DDD in your original post, as well. Being adjusted periodically can help slow the progression of DDD by allowing the joints to function as close to normally as possible, decreasing the wear and tear effect on them.


Hey Dr. Randy
Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to come on here with professional advice. Thats above and beyond your call to duty to me. Just wanted to let you know that it's really a nice thing to do to take the time in a probably busy Professional career to give others guided expert advice. I salute you my friend.


Hi Grammy,

It's nice to meet another Grammy! My mother-in-law was known as Grammy to the kids.

I have to agree with the doctor. I was on a website my doctor mentioned for me when I was thinking about having spinal decompression done. My doctor gave me a very helpful link to see if I could relate to some of the symptoms of the listed spine conditions. He hit the nail on the hammer, so to speak, and I was able to self-diagnose myself. Here' s the link in case you want to check it out. . .http://www.northwestspineclinic.com/resources/common-conditions/

To me, it sounds like you have a pinched or bulging discs somewhere.

I hope you feel better Grammy!