As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been battling some nerve pain in my back/leg/butt on the right side over the past couple of months. It's progressively gotten worse, and even spread to the left side as well. It's gotten so bad recently that I can't stand or walk around for much more than 5 minutes without being in pain. I have to stop and sit down or crouch down when walking for extended periods (like while grocery shopping). If I sit up completely straight, I get a shooting pain in my butt. If I stretch my leg out completely, I get a shooting pain. If I stand up to walk after being seated for a while, I start out hunched over because it's too painful to walk completely upright at first. It's quite frustrating. It really disrupts so many aspects of my daily life. I've gone to a few PT appointments, but since it just seems to be getting worse, I decided I needed to do something more. I have an MRI scheduled for next week, to see if we can try to get to the root of the problem. I'm a little nervous about what the MRI could potentially uncover, but I have got to figure out how to stop this pain! I just want to go back to my normal life.
Side note - My physical therapist did determine that I have diastasis recti, or abdominal separation. This happened as a result of my pregnancy. It's not that big of a deal, and might not be related at all to the nerve pain I've been having. I just think it's kinda gross to look at the picture and see what that means. Bleh.