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I am a 21 year old who has been going through sciatic pain for 2 years now. The first episode was from me sleeping the wrong way on a couch for many months. The pain lasted for about 7 months and then went away, only to come back 10 months later. The second time it came back it never fully went away, which leads us up to this time.
I fell in a market right on my tailbone and felt something pop. I was able to stand and walk after it didn't feel too uncomfortable. Well the next morning I wasn't able to stand, walk, sit, or lay down without being in pain. This was about 2 weeks ago, I've since been to the emergency room several times only for them to take X rays and refer me to a spine doctor. The X ray showed spine straightening and a hair line fracture.
As of today I have yet to see a specialist but I do have physical therapy planned in 2 weeks. I feel my condition is getting worse as most of my leg is numb and constantly cramping up. I feel muscle weakness and find it difficult to use the bathroom due to the pressure. My face and hands are also starting to feel numb and tingly as well and I feel overall very weak.
I haven't been able to see a specialist due to the fact that I lost my health insurance but I am getting it back on August 1st but who knows when I will be able to get in to see the specialist. I guess my question is do I wait to see the specialist or do I go back to the emergency room since my symptoms are getting worse? Can they do anything to help me or would it just be a waste of time?