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   Posted 5/29/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I have spinal stenosis and herniated discs and been experiencing upper legs pain and electrical shocks in my uppper legs and buttoicks. Is my herniated discs getting worse. I dont see the oss til June 30. Any help or suggestions? I hope everyone has a lpd.

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   Posted 5/29/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
If I'm remembering correctly you were the one who moved recently? It's so very easy for any of us to irritate our conditions and moving activities place enormous stress on even a heathy body. One thing i'd suggest is to be very careful about your activities and movement. Yes, walking is probably ok, but lifting, bending, etc. are probably no-no's!

Take it easy, and follow Gramps' suggestions. And maybe see if you can get into your doc's sooner. Call and ask if they have cancellation list and if so, ask to be put on it. That would mean you'd get a call with short notice, but maybe could get in sooner.


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   Posted 5/29/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   

It sounds like you may have sciatica with the "shock pain" you're describing in your buttocks. If you have been moving as Pa Lady suggests, that certainly could have brought that on. I am speaking of personal experience here lol.

Do call your doctor's office and ask to have your appointment moved up. Describe to them your symptoms and tell of the pain you are feeling as well. You should be seen as soon as possible.

Break out the TENS unit, if you have one. If you don't, then ask about getting one. Use moist heat as well on your lower back and keep your knees gatched when you are lying down (keep them bent at the knees with a pillow or folded blanket underneath.) Bengay helps some people (it does help me) or some other arthralgic over the counter rub to bring heat to the lower back and buttocks. Warm baths may or may not help as well.

Hope this helps. Will include you in my prayers.

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   Posted 6/3/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your advice and thoughts and prayers.

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   Posted 6/5/2008 12:56 AM (GMT -6)   
It's happened to me in my upper thighs. It's a terrible feeling. It was right before my Fibro diagnosis. Once I was put on Gabapentin, the thigh pain stopped. I have disc problems and spinal stenosis in my neck.
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