Found this site while trying to look up what exactly sciatica feels like. Always thought it was either just a shooting sensation or just numbness and tingling in the feet. I have neither. But this latest round of burning sensation in the back of my thigh and right cheek have been driving me crazy. Lo' and behold, I have probably having sciatica for the last 10 years, on and off. Coincides with 10 years of back pain. Feel pretty stupid. MRI shows it pushing into the nerve, which I thought was weird since I thought I had never felt nerve pain in my leg. Adding to my confusion is that I do have nerve problems in my right hand. Indescribable cold, tinglies, and so weak in the morning that I cannot even turn on a light switch. Guess I thought that was what nerve pain was supposed to feel like.
Just moved to a new location, waiting on my 1st appointment with my new ortho doctor. Will try to be optimistic.
Looking forward to making friends here. People that won't tell me to quit complaining and just have surgery, because that would fix everything. ugh!
Still have to figure out exactly what is wrong. Is the pain being caused from arthritis, sacroiliitis, the herniated disc??? Every doc seems to say one of those things.
What I do have (have had in past 10 years), in case you want to know
, is L4-L5 herniated disc, sacroiliitis in both hips, and inflammation along spine. Had nuclear imaging done of my spine, forget the wording to describe the inflammation.
Not looking forward to trying to get to sleep tonight, this burning seems to never want to go away.