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Severe aggravating pain in left leg, can't walk, developed groin soreness. Any permanent solution ?

I had severe pain in left leg, seeming to pull ligiments backwards, could not walk. One doctor said it was siatic nerve and they kept talking of the back pain , which I NEVER had. After one spinal injection and three months of intensive physical theapy, I finally came home, but had to have constant help, as I could not do anything or take care of self. For a few months the pain subsided, but walking was only with aid. Now severe pain has increased in same leg, but centers in upper leg at hip on inside of buttock. Weight bearing is a no-no; no position is comfortable; pain reliver pills perscribed don t help much. I still do some daily exercises, trying to stretch leg legiments, but sometimes have to stop due to excessive pain. Pain sometimes shoots down leg. Groin soreness has developed. The implied answer I m getting is that I have to live with it due to my age of 82. I don t think anyone should have to put up with this much discomfort. My quality of life is no where near desirable. For the most part I now am homebound, dependent on others, and about only enjoyable things is listening to music, reading, and looking forward to getting mail. Surely there is something I m not being told, or perhaps a medication I could try for some times of relief. Can you suggest anything. I do self-hypnosis to get to sleep; longest sleep is about three hours before waking with pain.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Sorry to see your state
The aim would be to treat the cause – surgical decompression of the spine may help...
Consult a Neurologist...ElectroMyoGraphy and/or Nerve Conduction studies can clinch the diagnosis.
In the mean time. Drugs like anti-depressants (SSRI / SNRI) / anti epileptics (like gabapentin) may help – by elevating the pain threshold and may be helpful...
What can not be cured has to be endured

Wishing speedy recovery
Answered: Sat, 3 Aug 2013
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