I started with numbness in my left thigh. Within a week I developed severe pain on the outside of my left thigh. The pain would also go to my knee and inside thigh. The pain is a burning, stabbing pain. I am taking darvacet and vicadin. Does help alittle. The chiropractor finally did give me some relief by putting me in traction. I still have the stabbing, burning, tingling pain in my thigh, knee and inner thigh, worse in my top of my knee. I am scheduled for steriod shots in my back next week. Hope this helps. I need relief. Do the shots hurt and what is the chance of infection??