That is more guidance than I've ever had, thanks so much. I plan to follow up on the info & the MRI if they let me (I have metal staples in my abdomen from hysterectomy)... if not, is there another method of diagnosis?
If it is spondylolysis, can anything be done to correct it?
I also should have told you that it's in my lower legs more than the thighs.
And the pain is not in the calf or the toes -as much as it is ON TOP of the leg & foot: i.e., the places you first would see if looking at me straight-on: the shins & top of feet.
It probably is really all radiating from the lower spine...the pain goes around the hips into the thighs -then, down the front of both legs. I don't know physiology, perhaps the nerve paths run this way?
For the pain my family MD has me on 3200 mg/day neurontin (with 200mg of Tramadol daily, 60mg Cymbalta and 4 Tylenol...) and it all does work well. I know the dangers of Tylenol but are any of these other meds dangerous over time?
That's 4 questions; I'll be sure to tip in quadruple:)