Oct 06, 2011 - 6:28 pm
I have had such severe backaches, I am still having to take a pain med several times a week at night. The Radiologist said he believes it is neurological pain and recommended I go back to my internist and get a referral to see a Neurologist. The Internist said she thinks it could be related to the radiation/chemo and it seems to be the sacral nerve is pinched possibly from some swelling in the area, but it could also be a number of things unrelated to the radiation (like spinal stenosis) since I have a history of nerve pain. (Used to be bi-lateral but now since treatment, back to one leg only:-) But the pain in that leg when the "lightening bolts" hit, is worse than it ever has been. Also, both feet and legs ache and are prickly, and still heavy. Did any of you have to see a Neurologist as a follow-up to treatment that was related to treatment? I don't see the Neurologist until the 18th (which seems like an eternity). The Internist said it is likely he will run numerous tests. I do Tai Chi and take our dog for walks. I am grateful for how well I am doing though otherwise. That's for sure.