I seem to have some very odd symptoms and I'm tearing my hair out trying to get a firm diagnosis I can have faith in. So far, different medical practitioners have suspected SIJ disfunction, bulging disc, piriformis syndrome, you name it. None of them agree and xrays, MRIs etc are inconclusive.
I get typical sciatica type pain, starting in my buttock and moving down my leg, occassional making my toes numb.
I only get this pain from standing still or walking. When I sit down, the pain goes after a while. If I walk fast, the pain isn't so bad, and if I'm running, I have no pain at all. In fact, if I'm in pain, I can actually start running and the pain will disappear, only to come back after a few minutes of stopping.
As I stand still, I can feel everything tighten in my back as the pain intensifies and the pain is relieved some what if I bend over to touch my toes.
Does this series of symptoms / factors ring any alarm bells with anybody? I've had it over a year now and it's driving me mad.