I've had some problems with sciatica for years. It normally bothers me every few months, I'll have problems with my butt and right leg a few days and have to stick close to the house, use crutches, and then I'm good for another few months.
This time around, it's only been about 6 weeks, and it's effecting my left leg, which has never happened. I plan to contact my doctor, but it will take up to a month to get in due to scheduling and our insurance just being switched to a different plan. Has anyone else out there experienced a switch in their normal sciatic pain like this? I'm just wondering if this is something I can expect as part of my routine, or is it truly a new symptom? I hate to be an alarmist, I have several health issues and see the doctors so often that I'm practically on a first name basis with hospital staff, but if I need to go in, I don't want to wait and cause further damage, either.
Thanks any and all for your input!