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sciatica

I have had pain in my but area for the last two weeks radiating down my leg but it's mostly at the front in the muscle and ankle and knee .can't sleep for it and it's making me depressed everytime I stand it excruciating pain in the front of my leg I can't do anything in the home properly or even go out as I can't walk has anyone else got this problem.
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  • Ellen625EEllen625 New Jersey, USPosts: 756
    Hi florrence
    My sciatic pain started at the back of my thigh and continued down to mid calf. Eventually I began having pain and muscle spasms in my right butt and numbness in my right foot.
    I had an mri which showed a large herniation.
    Have you been to the doctor? You may need some testing done to figure out what's going on. 
    Ellen 
  • MarWinMarWin OhioPosts: 699
    @florrence, my sciatica started with tingling in my left low back and glute, then all of a sudden it jumped to my right back and glute. As time went on symptoms escalated to include my thigh, calf, and foot. The pain varied for a few weeks then became constant. Shocks, pins and needles, tingling, spasms, tightness, numbness, and just plain 'ol pain. I couldn't stand or sit. My mother-in-law was different in that sitting was her only position she could handle. Go figure!

    @Ellen625, you had the MRI and discovered the disc herniation.....what next? 
     
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,188
    hello florrence!
    welcome to spine-health
    please click on link for helpful information!
  • glynnhuntgglynnhunt PennsylvaniaPosts: 25
    If there are things that make your leg symptoms worse look at what your back motion is or position forward, backward, left right, you could try doing the opposite direction and see what happens. Good Luck
  • Ellen625EEllen625 New Jersey, USPosts: 756
    @MarWin 
    I had a microdiscectomy at L5S1. I awoke with the pain gone. I am about 3 months post op and feeling pretty good.
    Ellen 
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  • Have the same problem but just want to ask a question I was told that if I lose some weight it might help.so my question is .has any one else been told that .
  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,188
    hello inkedstina !

    welcome to spine-health
    please click on link for helpful information!
  • I have the same problem and was told if I lost weight it would helped lost about 35lbs still in pain did therapy still in pain now on a no meat diet to see if that helps had this 9ain non stop for over a year.any suggestions that works.
  • MarWinMarWin OhioPosts: 699
    True. I fail to see how weight loss or gain is an answer. On the other hand, I do think diet habits can help in all areas of health and well being. Just as long as the diet is well rounded and not full of processed foods. Meats are totally fine! The weight thing would then correct itself :) . Just the same with habits, I also think our daily functional habits are key to our chronic pain.
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