Welcome, Friend!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Veritas-Health LLC has recently released patient forums to our Arthritis-Health web site.

Please visit http://www.arthritis-health.com/forum

There are several patient story videos on Spine-Health that talk about Arthritis. Search on Patient stories
Protect anonymity
We strongly suggest that members do not include their email addresses. Once that is published , your email address is available to anyone on the internet , including hackers.

All discussions and comments that contain an external URL will be automatically moved to the spam queue. No external URL pointing to a medical web site is permitted. Forum rules also indicate that you need prior moderator approval. If you are going to post an external URL, contact one of the moderators to get their approval.
Attention New Members
Your initial discussion or comment automatically is sent to a moderator's approval queue before it can be published.
There are no medical professionals on this forum side of the site. Therefore, no one is capable or permitted to provide any type of medical advice.
This includes any analysis, interpretation, or advice based on any diagnostic test

Possible sciatic pain??

Laura1987LLaura1987 Posts: 1

I'm new here, sorry if this is in the wrong place! :) this is my 2nd time trying to post this so hopefully the other one doesn't pop up somewhere! :)

In the past few weeks I have got more advice from this site than the 9 GP appointments I have had since August! :(

Since August 2015 I have thought I have he sciatica but my dr has always told me I 100% do not have sciatica because I can lift my leg freely when lying down. I have been sent for a scan of my ovaries and an X-ray of my lower abdomen even after explaining the pain is in my hip and feels like it could be associated with my lower back. Anyway, for months this has been getting progressively worse, going from a slight niggle to now feeling like my bones are going to completely shatter at any moment. I have been prescribed countless anti inflammatory tabs which have done nothing (from Naproxen to Tramadol and everything in between!£ they don't even take the edge away, just make me feel sick instead! :( yesterday when I was driving I lost complete sensation in my leg (I'm lucky it was 10pm or I would have caused a massive accident!) and when my leg finally started to feel normal I had the most horrendous pain from my hip to my chest which I can only describe as bruised muscles?! Since last night the pain has not gone, it has just got worse, when I go from sitting to standing the pain is sometimes unbearable and I need to grab the closest thing I can incase I fall over and when I am sitting the pain is so bad it is making me feel very sick! I have an appointment with the dr 2moro but I feel like he will again fob me off with the usual 'take these anti inflammatory's and come back if it gets worse' I had a locum doctor last month who told me "your only 27 it's not going to be life threatning"

Has anyone had anything similar to this? If so what helped you? I'm willing to try ANYTHING at all!

Thanks :)

There are no medical professionals on the forum side of this site. Therefore everything you read is based on the personal experiences and/or research done by the individual member. Comments should never be taken as pure medical facts. You need to discuss this with your doctor. They are the only ones that can provide you with detailed information about you, the patient.

Liz, Spine-health Moderator


  • LizLiz Posts: 7,832
    Please take the time to read this post and refer to it when you have questions

    I am sure that you will find your time on Spine-Health very rewarding. This site is a powerful and integrated system that is dynamic and growing.
    Here are just some of the highlights that are available as tabs on the main Spine-Health menu bar

    Spine-Health Main Menu Tabs

    Conditions Detailed medical libraries of articles and videos that address almost every spinal condition.
    Treatment List of treatments to the conditions identified by Spine-Health.
    Wellness Section contains articles, tips and videos to help patients after surgery and also to help people avoid surgery.
    Medical Articles
    Pain Forums These are the forums you will be using
    Find A Doctor This provides with a method to search for doctors in various locations.
    Videos Index to all Spine-Health Videos

    As a bonus, Spine-Health provides these patient forums. Here you can meet thousands of people who understand and can relate to your situation. You will soon become part of the Spiney family[/u] who provide comfort and the advantages of a support system. You are now part of this family that is approximately 27,00 international members and growing daily.


    - It is very important to understand the Forum Rules to make sure all of your posts[u] do not violate any of the rules.[/u]

    - All new members must read our FAQ in order to understand the layout of the forums, how to navigate through the forums, helpful terms, how to make effective threads and posts, plus a link index to many of the important medical forums and key medical articles on Spine-Health Forum FAQ

    I am positive any member, new or old will find this Chroinc Pain - Step by Step thread very valuable.

    Here are some links that all new members need to review to create effective threads and more

    Read before you post
    More Info Tips for Newcomers
    Understanding the rules

    All of this will help make your threads better and improve the times and quality of responses you will receive.

    You can also find Spine-Health on these Social Networks

    Facebook www.facebook.com/spinehealth
    Pinterest http://pinterest.com/spinehealth/boards/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/SpineHealth

    If you have any questions or need assistance, you can use the private message facility to[u] contact any one of the Spine-Health Moderators




    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Liz, Spine-health Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,459
    My primary tried working with my pain for two years before referring me to pain management doctor.
    That was best thing for me!

    As a specialist, he did a variety of testing and as my spinal issues were discovered, he was able to provide effective plans for treating me.

    Your primary seems to be testing you and is ruling out issues.
    Even with my pain management doctor's testing, the ruling out of issues is as important as finding cause..diagnosis.
    ....in my opinion...and with my experiences....

    With my experience, I benefited from the PM referral, and I think getting another opinion doesn't hurt.
    Spine-Health Moderator
    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

Sign In or Register to comment.