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Angel83AAngel83 Posts: 4
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:58 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi all im new to the forum after 2 days of searching i think ive found a good forum to join.

I'm new to sciatica and was only diagnosed on friday the 11th november (last week). I have been experiencing pain down my left leg, bum and knee for around 4-5 months now. The doctor gave me some exercises to try at home and told me to take pain killers and sent me home.

The exercises seem to have increased my pain (normal or not i don't know) i now have increased back pain and the leg is hurting like hell. It goes numb, tingly, and feels like its burning sometimes too.

I'm not sure what to do now though i wasn't given no advice ect. I've been taking 1200mg of ibuprofen a day for the last few days to help, to no avail they don't seem to help at all.

I'm 28 years old and a little shocked to hear i have sciatica.

Any help or advice would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance :)



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    I am sure you will find some very valuable medical information here, plus have an excellent vehicle to reach out to others who know what you feel.

    For starters, take a look at some of the details medical information provided by Spine-Health at Sciatica

    As you read and research, you will find that it is important to identify the source of your sciatica situation. Normally ( in my laymen's terms ), its generally a result of a disc pressing on a nerve root. Where and to what extent can determine the severity of your sciatica.

    There are many people who have this condition and through approved exercise programs and conservative treatments manage the condition without any surgery.

    But this is really something only you and your doctors will know for sure.

    You've found the right web site. Ask questions, reach out and you will find an armful of caring people here.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Hi. Thank you for your reply. As far as the gp goes well he just said its usually because of a slipped disc pressing on the nerve, nothing more was said and like the gp don't even know if that's the cause at all. I sometimes feel like my hip is locking up and it hurts like hell to straighten then leg when it does this. When i do manage to straighten the leg the hip makes a horrible grinding noise is that normal?
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