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Excrutiating thigh muscle pain

Posted by @shoregal45, Dec 15, 2017

I’d like to chat with some re sciatica and the terrible upper thigh muscle pain in the back and inner portion of my thigh. What can I do until I get to a doctor? Anyone heard of taking magnesium pills – if so, how many mgs? I cannot sleep and right now I’m sitting in a straight back chair with my leg extended a bit. I get some relief sitting in a recliner but I have to strategically set myself in a certain position. Getting up and down causes terrible pain. I also have low dosage of Tizanadine, muscle relaxant which doesn’t seem to work. Maybe I’m not taking enough. Of course, my doctor isn’t in today.

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@shoregal45,

I’d like to invite @rw5473, @naidab, @junebug15, @ladytakash, @GeorgeII, @virtuous69, and @kibwezi to this conversation as they have all talked having and coping with sciatica pain on Connect. They may be able to provide you with some information on the pain you are experiencing and whether or not they have heard of magnesium as a helper. However, when you ask about specific mgs, that is a question that would be best answered by a medical professional, which I know you mentioned you are waiting for.

@shoregal45, have you had diagnosed sciatica pain? I have heard that it is quite painful and can hear your frustration as it is messing with your sleep. Have you tried any PT or exercises to try and loosen the sciatic nerve and surrounding muscles?

It is my understanding that there at many causes of sciatica pain. When I had it the cause was a synovial cyst that was pushing on the sciatica nerve. I had this two times with two different cysts. I had surgery to remove the cysts (twice) and have not had a problem since. I was told this was a very rare cause and my doctor was especially surprised at the second one. These were about 12 years ago. I think I’m written up in some medical book!

Like you, I had terrible pain going from lower back, thigh, knee (replaced in 2012), leg ankle and foot. Lasted 7 months. Saw my PCP, did physical therapy which helped a little, went to pain clinic where epidural shots helped only briefly, had an MRI and was sent to an orthopaedic surgeon. He said I had spinal stenosis in L3,4&5 and other issues in S1. Surgery not a solution as what would help one problem would make other worse. From research on this site, I learned about stem cell and laser therapy. He was not too encouraging about either. But I was desperate since my husband is not in good health. Chose laser therapy (NOT surgery) after discussion with my vet who has seen positive results in pets. It is done by a chiropractor along with spinal decompression and I have to do physical therapy as well. In 3 weeks I was feeling better. Chiropractor said worst of pain from sciatic nerve. Then, I had a bad fall, breaking my wrist in 4 places, bruising my left rib cage badly and re-injuring an old untreated fracture at the base of my spine. Back to chiropractor 3 times a week and recently adding physical therapy again. I am feeling like a new person. To get through today, you could try ice packs or heat, an over the counter inflammatory if you can take them and, if you cannot reach your doctor, try a walk in clinic. I would not try magnesium without asking a doctor. You might want to consider asking for a referral to a pain clinic or orthopaedist. Hope this helps. Leslie324

@leslie324

Like you, I had terrible pain going from lower back, thigh, knee (replaced in 2012), leg ankle and foot. Lasted 7 months. Saw my PCP, did physical therapy which helped a little, went to pain clinic where epidural shots helped only briefly, had an MRI and was sent to an orthopaedic surgeon. He said I had spinal stenosis in L3,4&5 and other issues in S1. Surgery not a solution as what would help one problem would make other worse. From research on this site, I learned about stem cell and laser therapy. He was not too encouraging about either. But I was desperate since my husband is not in good health. Chose laser therapy (NOT surgery) after discussion with my vet who has seen positive results in pets. It is done by a chiropractor along with spinal decompression and I have to do physical therapy as well. In 3 weeks I was feeling better. Chiropractor said worst of pain from sciatic nerve. Then, I had a bad fall, breaking my wrist in 4 places, bruising my left rib cage badly and re-injuring an old untreated fracture at the base of my spine. Back to chiropractor 3 times a week and recently adding physical therapy again. I am feeling like a new person. To get through today, you could try ice packs or heat, an over the counter inflammatory if you can take them and, if you cannot reach your doctor, try a walk in clinic. I would not try magnesium without asking a doctor. You might want to consider asking for a referral to a pain clinic or orthopaedist. Hope this helps. Leslie324

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I, too, have spinal stenosis and I’m not sure what effect it has on my current problem. From what I’ve read – and I’ve done a lot of reading – this is a long process and take take 4 weeks to months and months. Last night I couldn’t get comfortable anywhere so I took 1 vicodin which helped. (Left from several months ago teeth fiascos!). I plan to see my doc after the holidays. I’m going to be home during them so I’ll rest and walk as much as I’m able.

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@shoregal45,

I’d like to invite @rw5473, @naidab, @junebug15, @ladytakash, @GeorgeII, @virtuous69, and @kibwezi to this conversation as they have all talked having and coping with sciatica pain on Connect. They may be able to provide you with some information on the pain you are experiencing and whether or not they have heard of magnesium as a helper. However, when you ask about specific mgs, that is a question that would be best answered by a medical professional, which I know you mentioned you are waiting for.

@shoregal45, have you had diagnosed sciatica pain? I have heard that it is quite painful and can hear your frustration as it is messing with your sleep. Have you tried any PT or exercises to try and loosen the sciatic nerve and surrounding muscles?

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Yes a long time ago. My back has a lot of history.

@kibwezi

It is my understanding that there at many causes of sciatica pain. When I had it the cause was a synovial cyst that was pushing on the sciatica nerve. I had this two times with two different cysts. I had surgery to remove the cysts (twice) and have not had a problem since. I was told this was a very rare cause and my doctor was especially surprised at the second one. These were about 12 years ago. I think I’m written up in some medical book!

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Yes, sciatic pain is the result of a problem.

I’m fortunate, losing weight, exercising has helped me tremendously with my sciatic pain (knock on wood)!

Hello @shoregal45

I have also had some serious problems with thigh pain on the right side. It does not appear to be sciatica related. My thigh tightness seems to be related to a Parkinson’s disorder, but no matter the cause, the pain is certainly uncomfortable.

There are some great stretching exercises that a physical therapist gave me, which I practice and they help to give me some relief. Have you had any physical therapy recently? If not, that would be a good start. Perhaps your doctor could give you a referral.

Please keep in touch with us and let us know how you are progressing in finding some relief.

Teresa

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