Hi realstar, and welcome to the Chronic Pain forum.
I can relate to your pain - I have several problems, but currently dealing with sciatic type pain (L4/L5 distribution - I have disc bulges at that level but they don't appears to be compressing). It's horrendous, and not much touches it when it gets bad. Moist heat does help the leg pain a little bit - I use wheat bags. I'm on Topamax and Oxycontin for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - my main problem - and I use Endone for breakthrough... that does help a little with the pain.
Is it just one leg or both? Have you had any imaging done to check whether there is anything going on in your back, or whether it's due to muscle problems like piriformis syndrome? Does a piriformis stretch help to relieve the pain significantly?
I hope that you can get some pain relief
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Full body CRPS with spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bursitis, CTS, osteoporosis, multiple compression fx, disc bulges.
Oxycodone ER/IR, Topamax, Mobic, Somac, Cipramil, Midodrine, Vit D & C, SCS, baclofen/bupivacaine pump