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I am now nearly 2 years into my sciatica/radiculopathy journey. And over the entire arc, it has improved -- but day to day, sometimes hard to remember. My current most distracting symptom is burning on the back of both my thighs, worse when sitting, but once it gets started it stays -- sometimes so bad that even the fabric of my slacks hurts. Can that be referred from one side in most folks experience? Or is something else likely going on. Seems odd to me, but who knows. .
History - : Sleeping is mostly a reset and I start each day over. I have lots of tingling burning on center top of my left foot to inside top of arch that never goes away. "Tender" spot is over the L SI joint and when I walk (I do about a mile each morning with the dog) clearly a tie between L lower buttock pain and foot tingling. Even the lightest massage on the SI joint to sacrum sets me up for sharp pain in the area for about 4 days (per my experience last week) . My lower leg pain (which was mostly in the shin) has pretty much gone away since I had an L4-L5/L5-S1 epidural in September, except for the foot . The caudal I had in Nov didn't do much, as far as I can tell. I end up sitting on an ice pack at work. Will probably try an SI shot next month, most likely. Trying to figure out if any of my home exercise stuff is making it worse - but so far only obvious thing is piraformis stretch on left is killer. Not doing that one any more.
So what thoughts do folks have ? .