I am a 28 year old female in the uk.
I had a fall on 25/12 and then on 28/12 i woke up and couldn't move my left leg.
Been to my GP x 4 times and out of hours x 1. They have just stated i have sciatica and to wait 6-10 weeks before they will refer me for ANYTHING at all.
My symptoms are;
Loss of reflex in left ankle
Unable to tip toe with left foot
Numbness of left outer hip, left back of calf, left heel and left 2 small toes.
Initially thigh pain, now calf pain
OCCASIONALLY my lower left back will go numb.
Pain on lifting left leg when sat down
Generally i do not have back pain or a shooting pain on my leg unless i lift it high or move it from sitting position.
New symptoms this week;
Pain down left leg on bowel movement
left groin pain,
Hypersensitivity on outer leg - sleeping is becoming a nightmare.
I have seen an osteopath who feels i have more piriformis based problems due to little pain in my back and my range of movement but no actual diagnosis. I work a job which involves me standing for long periods of time and bending/lifting so I am being referred through them to our in house physiotherapy but i await them arranging it.
I am obviously concerned, even when the GP isn't. Is it normal to have pain on opening bowels and the new groin pain with Sciatica is my question? I am obviously able to control bowel and bladder so GP previously were not concerned about cauda equina.