Over the last month I have had an odd occurrence of pain and weakness in my legs. It has happened three times. Suddenly I feel a whoosh of pain in my back that shoots down my legs. Pain subsides relatively quickly however my legs feel very heavy and weak. Makes it difficult to walk and stand. Am wondering if it is all related to my osteoporosis in my spine and hip. Scary when this happens.
It probably has though your leg is made up of compartments which antagonise against each other meaning as one pulls the other extends just like a flexed muscle, I found when I had compartment problems my physio gave me ultrasound treatment and thereFter acupuncture which helped
I have very similar symptoms. My legs get hard to lift.
Ranie I hope you get your doctor's appointment soon. It could be you have a condition causing a disc to press into your spinal cord at times. Several years ago I had bad sciatica into my legs caused by a spine issue.(not osteoporosis) Spine surgery alleviated the problem but it had gone on so long I was left with substantial nerve damage on my lower right side. Just this past year I was having back pain with very occasional total loss of feeling in my lower limbs. Very scary by the way. I am now recovering from a second spine surgery as another disc was cutting off nerves in my spinal cord. I'm not saying you probably need spine surgery. I'm saying see a good doctor. If you do have a spine issue most spinal issues that affect the spinal cord that can be remedied without surgery. Make sure you get your spine checked out. I had symptoms for 15 years before I found a doctor that finally ordered an MRI of my spine and that is why I incurred so much nerve damage.
Oh gosh yes unless I don't have to get up the next day I can't take amitriptylin as it knocks me out too. So drowsy and hard to get going the next morning.
I have had pain in my spine many years ago,Mitch was Facet joint problems, I had injections into the buttocks through to the sound and one was different but very similar, I was told it was something like the microwave. But I have to say, I have been so much better. I have had weak legs and it seemed pat the time it had started when I had my Bronchiectasis diagnosed, thought it could have been my oxygen levels. No one understood it, but reading your comment Bev, that sounds about right and I'm always having problems with my bowels, but they don't want to know about Osteoarthritis.
I am currently having Physio on my neck and shoulder muscles which start at the bottom of the skull. The Physio was showing me the model of the spine and the problems that are caused, such as Scoliosis which I have. I always take Painkillers and use microwave and electric heat pads certainly helps, especially when gardening.
Take care everyone, pace yourselves and stay safe. Do things within your limits, I'm a fine one to talk. Sending kind thoughts wishing you low pain and take the meds that suit you and exercise which also suits you 😀❤️💝Xxxxx
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