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Hi everyone, please help, advice needed

PaulkitPPaulkit Posts: 1
Hi all, my name is Paulkit. I am 27 year old male.
I am having a lot of sciatic pain since last 4 days. The pain is so bad it feels like powerful electric shock, can't walk much, nearly no sitting down and resting on my belly ( that's all I have been able to do). Starts from the butt and now even reached my foot. I have been to a doctor and he just gave sum NSAID and said if pain persists, will get me to get CT scan. On the weekend the pain did go bad and I went to chiro, who at first just asked to get XRay and next appt ( yesterday) adviced left leg and toe getting weaker.
I am a bit worried as I am now in constant pain and it looks like getting worse each morning and I wake up every 2-3 hours in the night to put on Icepacks. I understand that the problem may take it time to be ok but why is it getting worse each passing day and loosing strength in my leg and big toe, is it dangerous? Would I be able to recover fully? Is osteo better than chiro?Please advice, really scared and frustrated.

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  • shez1325sshez1325 Posts: 49
    edited 01/07/2015 - 11:29 PM
    As you said your GP said if pain persists you will need a CT. I would get back to your GP. Increasing pain or weakness needs more involved care of a specialist. I would think a physiotherapist would be better to deal with sciatic pain than chiropractic or osteo but without a proper diagnoses it's hard to say who would be able to treat you better. I hope you find relief soon.
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