Hello my name is Jacqueline. I have had a niggly pain start in my left buttock 5 months ago. When the pain got worse I went to my doctors who diagnosed siatica with a simple examination. I know a lot of you suffer from this. Over the weeks and moves it has progressively got worse. At the moment I am sat in bed and the throbbing is constant. I can find no relief. I sit straight, turn on my side, lie on my back, get on all my fours but the pain is still there. Its like a throbbing pain mainly in my glutes and my thigh and my calf and ankle. The worse is in the morning where I can hardly get out of bed without moaning in excruciating pain. Going to the loo hurts as I find it hard to sit. Since yesterday the pain has now affected my walking and now I have a limp. I can't exercise as this hurts too much. It all feel's like a huge knife going through my left leg.
I have made another appointment at the doctors but they can't see me until 1st August.
Can this type of pain also cause pains elsewhere in the body. I woke with shoulder pain similar to whiplash and a pain shooting down my left arm. I feel like my body will eventually be crippled by this pain. I can't function at all to do my normal everyday things. I can't bend, sit comfortably. When I cough it hurts, a sneeze is so painful to my leg. Walking is the worse as the pain is constant. Is this really Siatica?