Searching other threads, seems like many had this due to sitting for work, duty belts, or "George Costanza" wallets... I don't even know for sure that is what this is, but internet searching symptoms (always a healthy idea) hits this as a result often. Years back, i had an MRI for lower back pain. Dr said I had degenerative arthritis in lower lumbar vertebrae. PT gave me a bunch of exercises to do, and I did them for a while.. then life seemed to get in the way. Back has hurt for years, off and on, and the top outer area of my left upper leg has been mildly numb (like waking from asleep) for years. Recently I noticed that my toes were numb at the end of the workday, and from time to time walking moderate distances tired out my legs more than normal. Back has hurt more lately too; working around the house I have to rest after a half hour or so, since it feels like it is cramped or curved forward. I sometimes wake up in pain, as well. I could for sure stand to lose weight and exercise/stretch more... bed is a pretty good one, albeit going on 8 yrs. I know the best advice is see a Dr again, but I wanted to tap our brain trust to see if anyone else had any thoughts/ideas/experience.