Leg pains for 9 weeks! Any ideas it's driving me crazy

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Had tingling legs for approx 9 week (both legs but mainly left), painful left knee, pains in thighs & lower back pain.

Dr thought may have been trapped nerve from pain I was already having investigated in upper back but after having an MRI looks like this is not the case.

Any have any ideas or had similar experience??

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    Nerves can also get "trapped" by muscles or other tissues. MRI and Xrays of lower back and hips would be beneficial also to ensure no bone or joint problems. I had a trapped nerve in my right buttock which also gave me leg, thigh, ankle and knee pain. The worst was the night pain, while laying in bed... it drove me crazy.

    I saw an alignment specialist who gave me some exercises and worked on my muscles around the lower back and hip and all my pain went away after 4 visits. Not sure what to call him, but a good chiropractor or physio or kinesiologist could also do this type of treatment. Apparently my problem was related to my lumbar spine posture after an injury I had 2 years ago. Hope this helps.

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    I'm no professional, but this sounds a lot like what my sister was diagnosed with... a pinched nerve in the lumbar area of her back. Not sure if this is at all related. Just something to consider. Best wishes!
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    I'm not sure. All I know is that she saw the doc after a few months of symptoms. When I see her this wend I'll be sure to ask and get back to you.
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    Had same problem for months now. Doc says trapped nerve and put me on 600mg

    Pregabalin a day, double the normal dose,for one month but to no effect.

    Still suffering, think I need a new Knee, convinced an arthritic Knee is the main prob but doc thinks otherwise.  


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