I would like to find the woman who spoke about her pain since it was similar to what I have been going through. I find it therapeutic to be discussing my issues with others who understand. Sciatica is not new to me but it used to come and go. This time it came and won't go and the pain is more than I have experienced with it. What concerns me other than the pain that is so bad it radiates down the whole right side of my body from mid back to toes. The back specialist was surprised when I said it was all in front of my leg but rider butt and groin area are like they are stuck in a vice that causes such pain I practically hyperventilate. The biggest surprise was I cannot walk up or down any steps without falling not even a curb. My fear is that I'm going to just fall while walking on flat surfaces. I keep going to work because I am going to keep going as long as I can. I am very frightened by this whole ordeal. I knew nothing about lumbars and such pain. Everyone asks what I did to bring this on, nothing that I am aware of which brings me to Dr.'s. My PPC isn't taking it seriously. I had to go to ER to get help. I'm not the type to run and get help everytime I have an ache or I'd live at the ER. X-Rays do not show much but insurance company insists you have them before MRI. I'm at a loss, scared of surgery and the fact that I had to look all overcreation to find a Dr. That would help me. Now I'm waiting for MRI to be approved. It is the falling that has me baffled. The fact that pain is in front of leg and all other pain in my back, groin and butt. This is too much writing, I know, and I I'm sorry, but does anyone have a story similar or know what I'm trying to describe. Bless all my fellow back sufferers.