bilateral posterior thigh pain when sitting
I am a 36 years old man experiencing bilateral posterior thigh pain with sitting for a year. The pain is immediately relieved when I stand or when I walk.
My GP sent me for a MRI (despite the fact that I rarely have back pain) and it turns that I have a bulging disc in L4-L5 which barely hit the left root of the nerve.
Following the MRI, I have had a peridural injection without positive outcome on my pain.
I recently saw a physiotherapist who says that I lack flexibility in my hamstrings. Do you think that this type of bilateral thigh pain can be due to hamstring thightness.
Is that something you often see in your practice?
Thank you in advance for your answer.
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I'll answer in English for the benefit of other readers of your blog.
Firstly, bilateral leg pain is not common.
And secondly, a bulging disc at L4/L5 is not likely to affect the back of your thighs.
All of which suggests we need to look further for the cause of your pain. It's true that tight hamstrings are not uncommonly the cause of lower back pain, but in the legs? At this stage, I'm unconvinced.
My feeling is that a thorough chiropractic examination is necessary. Which orthopaedic tests provoke the pain in the legs, are the sacroiliac joints locked using the procedure of your own famous Dr Gillet, what of the neurological examination?
Is your prostate in order and do you have coccyx pain? What of the hips? Did your doctor check your reflexes, skin sensation and muscle power in the legs, for example?
If you bend slowly backwards, forwards and to the side does it provoke any pain in the back or legs?
Do you have any night pain?
I'm frankly uncertain as what you describe is not common. You need to be sensitive to other issues that may develop; are you doing any back exercises faithfully on a daily basis? Let me have some answers.