Hi. So I threw my back out about a month ago and have tried to take it easy and let things go back to normal which in the past takes 4-8 weeks. Earlier this year had and MRI and EMG and told everything is normal even though this is the 5th time in 2 1/2 years I have hurt my back. I normally have lower back pain and sciatic pain that radiates under my knee and some pain and numbness in my foot on and off. So last few days I started feeling much better and decided to get a little more aggressive with excercising after feeling ok with some light jogging last few weeks and decided to practice hitting some racquetballs around the court for 40 minutes. I felt fine running around the court and thought everything was fine but when I got home I started having sciatic pain down my right leg. Urgh. Never had pain in this leg b4! Today its worse and my typical stabbing lower back pain is also in full force. The sciatic pain in my right leg is actually different in that its down my thigh and into my calf and it feels more like pinching. I can still walk unlike with my left leg where it has me limping when its really lit. I am concerned I just set myself up with a reinjury of my back. I am hopeful I will feel better tomorrow but this pain in my opposite leg has me a little freaked out. Just wondering how common it is to have alternating leg pain like this for those other sciatic pain sufferers out there!??