I have been diagnosed with PD around 2 yrs ago and am on Ralnea 6mg.I have recently started experiencing pain in my lower back and down my left leg (PD on my right)I have had three visits to a Harley street physio but the pain still persists. Does anyone have any experience in this matter? Any successful treatment?
Hello permalayil (and I am sorry that you feel so) and welcome.
I was diagnosed about just over 3.5 years ago. My "pd side" is my left side . Like yourself I experienced pain in the lower back and down the back of my right leg ( not to mention a few other places!)
Pysiotherapy stretching exercises, if conscientiously and regularly followed can help, particularly with back pain, which I am told is often the result of poor posture to which pwp are prone. We tend to lean forward in an attempt to keep our balance.
The leg pain is , so I am told, is the result of muscle contraction without the following relaxation which should normally occur. Massage can provide relief - but I warn you it may hurt!. There are some gels and creams which provide symtomatic relief of muscular pain and stiffness. Some are available OTC, others require a prescription.
I would suggest that you ask your GP, pharmacist, PD nurse (if you have one) or phone the helpline Number at top left of this page).
It is bad enough having problems with movement without having pain that makes movement difficult.!
Wishing you all the best
I too had the same symptoms lower back pain and radiating down to my foot nearly but I don't have Parkinsons . I visited an osteopath and for the first time in years I have been able to be pain free so it might help if you speak to your doctor and see if it is worthwhile you seeing someone who specialises in this field. I hope you get some respite cos the pain can be pretty awful.