I have been getting pinched nerves over and over again for years unfortunately due to being run over by a wild horse when I was really little. Pinched nerves can range from barely noticeable to impairingly painful sometimes lasting for days at a time. The best way to tell if you have pinched a nerve in your back is to lay with your back flat on the floor without a pillow or head support so that your spine is completely flat against the floor, and put your legs up on a chair so that you are in a 90degree angle position. If you lay there for a while and the back pain is relieved whenever you are in that position it's more than likely you have pinched a nerve in your back. Otherwise I don't know what else it could be. But I guess you can try that and see if it works? Good luck!
Hey there, you may want to consider having a stress test run. Check the blood flow in your legs.
Thanks mrslady. That would drive me nuts getting pinched nerves over and over again. My problem has been going on nonstop since early December, though. Driving me crazy....
I tried the floor/chair thing you mentioned and have no problems at all doing that. I can lay on my back with no problems at all but I can't lay on my stomach for very long though. I usually lay on my back or side at night since that gives me that most relief. I don't have pain all the time, though, and I don't know that I would call it "pain" anyway. It's more of an odd feeling or sensation in my leg. My back muscles seem tired but they don't really hurt.
I hope this Neurologist can find something this week.
Hi Titanic. Thanks for your reply. Not a bad idea on the stress test. I'll mention that this week when I see the Neurologist. If she can't/won't do one, I'll go to a cardiologist. I had a stress test done a couple of years ago when I started training harder for my marathons. I wanted to make sure my ticker was ok. But that was in late 2005 and I didn't have these symptoms so I can easily go back and ask for another one since my symptoms are different.
I found some interesting info about magnesium that be helpful for your situation, here's a little from the page:
"Magnesium's role in relaxing muscles. Another primary role of magnesium is to work with calcium to help regulate the body's nerve and muscle tone. In many nerve cells, magnesium serves as a chemical gate blocker - as long as there is enough magnesium around, calcium can't rush into the nerve cell and activate the nerve. This gate blocking by magnesium helps keep the nerve relaxed. If our diet provides us with too little magnesium, this gate blocking can fail and the nerve cell can become overactivated. When some nerve cells are overactivated, they can send too many messages to the muscles and cause the muscles to overcontract. This chain of events helps explain how magnesium deficiency can trigger muscle tension, muscle soreness, muscle spasms, muscle cramps, and muscle fatigue especially in the back and legs where some of the body's largest muscles live."
You might want to look into it and see if it can help with your problem at all. Good Luck!
My lower stomach and lower back hurts. Somedays are worse than others.......anyone have any ideas what is going on?
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U know back when I was 17 years old. I was training really hard with weights and running a lot because I was a soccer player.Ohhh yes, also alot of abs too. I can relate to you with the tailbone pain. It was painful that I couldnt even sit on a chair and had to bit on a pillow or on a side of my buttock so that pinchyness would not hurt. Anyways back then I did not know anything about Kinesiology or Sports Science.
The pinchyness was due to the very tight back muscles that occured to to first me not stretching at all my back and hanmstrings enought(cat stretch is good) also when I did too much abs,contracting the abs causes the lower back to be pulled excessively out of its range of motion,(specially when its not even stretched or was used the day before,)
Then the running tooo much.
Then not even doing stretching and lower back strenghtenng exercises to strenghten that part of the body. SO my abs were strong but my lower back was weak.
i recommend a nice warm up that gets blood flow and temperature to the trunk are, then doing a lot of cat stretches and back stretches everyday for a week, see how you feel. Also go to an athletic therapist and tell them.
About the leg thing I have no idea. Usually when the muscles are tight or you are stresssed they will turn into brick and cause pinching in that area.So u have to relax