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Sciatica questions

Kat_woman38KKat_woman38 Posts: 162
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!



  • HI Kat :) I had about the same thing happen to me for a few yrs and then I got much worse. But any ways what the sciatic pain in a different leg meant for me was a new herniation. Hope it is not the same thing for you. I would try to get seen ASAP.
    Please keep me updated..
    L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.
  • I've had the other side start to hurt after compensating for issues on the original side.

  • for the replies, MsHumptyDumpty and haglandc! I'll keep y'all posted on what happens, I'm just hoping I twisted wrong or something, usually when this happens, I wake up with it. Today, it was a middle of the day thing, so entirely unusual for me. Hope you're both having a pain light evening!
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