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  • dogmom
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    I am not sure who I need to see…
    pain down both thighs – 1/2 way between back and outer side. Seems to start just under the gluteal cheeks. Sometimes if I left the cheeks up – it seems to lessen. That pain is not as bad as the rest of the symptoms. Goes down the outer aspect of calf and it feels like electricity if touched (intensity varies from horrible to noticeable but it is always there to some degree), some tingling over the top of foot closer to ankle at times which seems to make it more difficult to move foot physically like it is stiff. This is not all the time. Symptoms seem to be positional as the symptoms vary in intensity and frequency with positioning. Standing does not aggravate although I do shift my weight from side to side a lot. When sleeping I have to find the right position to sleep. Have been using gabapentin at night and while it is helpful – does not eliminate the discomfort. I would like some guidance on what type of physician I should seek assistance from. Appreciate your guidance.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You need to be more descriptive regarding your symptoms. For example, you note “pain down both thighs – 1/2 way between back and outer side”. Do you mean pain in the back of the thighs or the front? Here is a primer to describe your symptoms.

    https://neckandback.com/conditions/how-to-describe-your-history-and-symptoms-of-lower-back-and-leg-pain/

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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