I have perineal numbness on one side of my groin area and sharp nerve-like pain which shoots down the back and sides of both legs when I stand for even a short period of time. Also I feel a sharp pain when moving in a certain way. The pain lessens when I sit. The acute pain started as a soreness in the left hip a year ago. The pain has increased since then and I have had numbness since the past nine months. Pain is now more prevalent in the right hip.
I have had five magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in the last year including a brain, thoracic, and cervical spine, which do not indicate anything in my spine causing this. I had needling and physiotherapy (PT), but it further exacerbated the pain rather than relieving it.
I had some prescription anti-inflammatories in the past for the same complaint. Currently, I am on tablet Tylenol 500 milligramms and tablet Aleve 220 milligramms.
Can you please suggest where I should go next? I have been to an orthopedic surgeon, a neurosurgeon, and now a spine surgeon. They all keep sending me to the next doctor. I am not nuts and do not enjoy going to doctors. Please help me to find a solution.