I sustained a rather mild cervical trauma with severe results that I'm trying to understand (until I can see Doc).
After ten minutes of walking my inner-most buttock muscles become extremely stiff and painful to the degree that I'm literally unable to pick up/ lift one (or the other) of my feet off the ground. My leg muscles just give out or something. It takes about an hour to recover enough to walk again...but I'm left with the extreme stiffness and pain. Walking creates this flare up that lasts for days.
During the flare, I'm not capable of walking another ten minutes therefore I don't get to the point of being unable to lift my foot off the ground but the pain & stiffness is an agony that Vicodin (2) 5/500 and Fentenayl (25 mg) doesn't touch. I've complained on the phone to my doc that the meds are strong enough (without yet giving description why/how) and they've freaked on the phone. I understand why. I was just put on Fentenayl and I know it's a seriously strong narcotic...which is why I don't understand my level of pain!!
The buttock pain feels like my cheeks were sliced open with a knife and walking is pulling at bloody sutures. It's the only pain that I have that I can actually define that WELL. (Can't define nerve pain no matter how hard I try.)
It's not sciatica - I've had that before. This runs from buttocks down backs of thighs.
Hoping someone can enlighten me.