Found this site yesterday, look forward to some new perspectives on what the medical community has been unable to help me resolve.
So here goes!
-six month history of relentless pubic bone pain [along with crawly feeling in vulva]
-pain under lower L rib, sometimes both
-travels from ribs down lateral L abdomen, over hip to pubic bone. Sometimes midline, can be R side but mainy left
--have had every scan, ultrasound, X-ray, workup....all show nothing localized in pubic bone, pelvis or abdomen
-7 month history of Vag infections, endometritis, PID, bladder infections. All gyne issues are new to me.
Since then [March 2013]
-Have had chiropractic manipulations to "reseat" pubic bone, work on trochanters.
-Physio to realign SI joint L side
-Intravaginal pelvic floor release without improvement of tightness or pubic pain
-Osteopath corrected severely misaligned L1, made diagnosis of Ilioinguinal nerve compression
-Two recent MRI's show large extruded disc at L1-L2, probably from injury two years ago. Inflammation but no compression of nerves, indentation of Thecal sac
-multi year history of pain/numbness in left leg, mostly lateral thigh and classic sciatica symptoms
-new sensory changes to lower legs and soles of both feet
Any suggestions on how to get on top of this grinding pain?
One consulting Orthopedic surgeon suggests diagnostic nerve blocks but seems unwilling to facilitate getting it done [he's in another province], the second surgeon seems to think it would not be of benefit. Feels like my Family GP and I are running with scissors here!
This weekend I researched Thoracolumbar dysfunction and this really fits with my picture of groin pain and lower leg sensory changes.
I wonder why they don't include the thoracic system on MRI's?
Anyway folks, any comments, suggestions or support would be much appreciated!