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.
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.