Hello. I have just joined this message board want to introduce myself. I am a 55-year old woman who has had chronic low back pain since 1995. For the last couple of years I have also had chronic pain in my right foot, as well as chronic pelvic pain. All of my problems have one thing in common, namely that the cause is unknown. My back pain seems to be disk-related (based on two diskograms), although my MRI shows only one small bulge at L4-L5. The lack of a clear cause of my back pain has always been a source of frustration. The foot problem appears to be structural. Heel surgery last October didn't help. The pelvic pain apparently stems from a "pelvic floor" problem. My PT says I have tight pelvic muscles, which are impinging on a nerve (the pudental nerve). For pain relief I use a fentanyl patch (75 micrograms), which I have used for over eight years. I work full time, for which I am grateful, as my jobs helps distract me from the pain. Well, that's my story. Thanks for listening.
Hi and Welcome to all of you!
So sad to see that we are all here for the same reason with different causes! Most of us here have some or most of our symptoms with an unknown cause (or have heard gee you have problems in your L spine but none bad enough to cause your symptoms). What we do have is a great network of caring, loving people who support each other and that helps us (me at least) stay sane....well sort of lol.
Feel free to vent and we will help you in any way that we can!!