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  • Sciatica?

    Hello Can anyone please help ? Can sciatica cause tingling in lower back and stiff on walking in lower leg? Please if any of u tell me what symptoms you all ecperience sith sciatica? Does sciatica causes stiffness?

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  • Severe left groin pain (female- 6+ months)

    I am a 19 year old female and have had severe groin pain for six months now. The pain is indescribable and takes my breath away, it is so sharp almost like someone is viciously ripping my leg from my pelvis bone. It happens all day everyday consistently no matter if I'm resting or walking. Nothing...

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  • Medication issue; long term nerve damage and diclofenac!

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping to get some advice. I have had sciatica for nearly six years now; it has been on and off depending on my activity levels and pain killers. I currently take 600mg of Pregabalin and 100mg of Diclofenac a day and that has been working well to keep the pain at bay. I've...

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  • Lumbar spine injections

    Has anyone had lumbar steroid injections ? I’ve got a chronic injury to lower back L4/L5 disc tear. Had a flare up and had a lot of lower back pain over the past week. I have been offered the injections for the second time , think I am going ahead with them this time, pain is easing now with physio but...

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  • Sciatica?

    Hi I have pain in my leg sometime right sometime left leg calf. I also feel heaviness (weakness) in legs but i can walk with limp Feels stiffness on walking and sometime pain going into the feets as well but the symptoms are better when i lie down and is worse on standing up from sitting or lying pisition...

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  • Sciatica - Calf weakness but not much pain anymore

    Hi all, I hope this finds somebody! Bit about me - I'm 21, (was) fairly active and in shape. So, a couple of weeks back I went to a physio regarding my sciatica-like pain where I was told that I had slipped disc in my lower back. At this point I was in a fair amount of pain. 3 months prior to this...

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  • Lower back muscle Nerve Pain.

    I had a 2 inch lipoma removed 15 years ago. The past 5 years a had 2 discectomies for back and sciatica leg pain and can hardly bear to put weight on it.My back swells slightly most days and sometimes goes into spasm. Is it me or is it just a coincidence that the scar from the lipoma removed is the...

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  • Numbness in groin area

    Hi just wondering if anyone has experienced numbness in the inner thigh area and outer pubic bone area ... been suffering for about a week with it now 🙈

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  • Sciatic Nerve Pain From the Perspective of Many Decades

    I'm not a doc but was married to a pharmacist for 25 years and now a 30-year psych nurse for the last eight.  As of December 31, 2017, I'm almost 70 and I've had 28 real, "out cold" operations in the past 18 years...not counting tests and work done by chiropractors and acupuncturists. ...

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  • I can't stand up straight

    I think I have sciatica but in the last few days when I try to stand up straight i get a shooting pain through my right thigh and ankle. I'm doubled over in pain. I'm on naproxen, zapain and diazepam which take the edge off the pain but don't take it away. I'm now worried it's something...

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  • Does this go away?

    My husband had a hamstring injury last summer and couldn't drive for a week.  He was in pain.  A few months ago driving was bothering him so Dr. diagnosed him with Sciatica.  The MRI also showed a ruptured disk or L5 (not sure if this is it).   He is against physical therapy...

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  • Oh the pain

    So I've had my sciatica/slipped disc/periformis syndrome what ever the hell it is for the last 6 months, I've had many pills given by my Gp and nothing really works!! I have had a dose of morphine, diazepam, I'm currently taking amitriptyline which ice been taking for 4 days havnt seen any...

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  • Shooting pain attacks in right groin area - female

    About me: 43 years old (44 soon) Gender: Female Weight: 9 stones Height: 5'4" Births: 3 children (now in late teens) by caesarean sections Occupation: Admin Hobbies: avid weightlifter for about 5 years but given up about 1.5 years ago Daily exercise: dog walk for about 15 minutes Problem: About...

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  • Pain

    Today I have had awful pain in my hip and lower calf and foot and Gabapentin does not seem to give any relief. I did try to wean myself off Gabapentin but the pain got worse and now on the full dose I was on I still have bad pain. I am on holiday until next Monday so I suppose I will just have to...

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  • Sciatic nerve pain - can’t walk!

    Have herniate disc at L5 and went thru all pain mgmt possible.  Not sure what aggravated it but have been bed ridden for four days now!  Right leg from butt to thigh to calf to foot feels like charlie horse....taking tramadol with tylenol arthritis, using heat pad and no relief.  Thinking...

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  • Lower back pain and pain down to my toes

    Hello all I have just been to my doctor as I have been having pain in my lower back and down to my toes on my left side and sum pins and needles around my gron it will last for a few minutes my doctor told me that I have damage nerve in my lower back and give me sum naproxen but it don't have any...

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  • Sciatica, chiropractic, general treatment and exercise bike

    Hi there, I developed my sciatica about 9 weeks ago, it was more profoundly painful, persistent and with frequent attacks than at any time before, and after seven weeks I could bear it no longer, my GP just threw pills at it, which didn't work, at it, I was told yet more time would have to elapse...

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  • Debilitating chronic pain, similar to sciatica. PLEASE HELP

    I am praying someone will see this and offer advice for my dear mother. My mother is in a complete debilitated state of physical health. Let me provide details.  In August of 2017, my 66-year-old mother had her left hip replaced. Surgery went well, no complications. Afterwards,...

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  • Numbness after L4/L5 microdiscectomy- tell me it goes away??

    Hello, My name is Michelle. I am a RN and I have had years of low back pain with a history of herniated discs from L3-S1. These symptoms would aggravate me from time to time but, being a nurse, with a familial history of arthritis I thought it was just par for the course. Until three months ago when...

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  • Scs

    Hi I was wondering if anybody was around that has the permanent spinal cords stimulator specifically Medtronic I'm doing the trial right now I'm on day 4 and it feels like the leaves are like pushing on my spine but they want to come out or something. I'm just other than that like I but not...

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  • Sciatic nerve agony, what's best to do?

    Hi I've had sciatica before last year and in the years leading up, but this is a whole new ball park game, its excrutiating, from my lower back, right down the whole of my right leg and including my foot all over it.  It happens when I am sedantary as well as on the move. I'm taking glucosamine...

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  • Gabapentin use

    I agreed with my doctor to cut down on the amount of Gabapentin I was taking (2× 300mg, 3 times a day) as I didn't think it was giving me much relief. So I cut down one capsule every four days. I had got down to three capsules a day, and then last night I had awful pain seeming to affect...

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  • Shock wave device

    Has anyone tried a so called shock wave device such as the Sciaticalm for pain relief, if so please post.

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  • Excruciating Sciatic Pain - Gabapentin

    Evening all, I've had a history of back issues, with surgery to repair 2 prolapsed discs 13 years ago. I have. When pain free and had no bother with my back since. However, the other day when lifting a case I felt my back go, since then I have had terrible sciatic pain, ranging from uncomfortable...

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  • Is this sciatica

    Just been to a and e cos my leg is so painful really sharp going up leg I've been in tears taking regular pain killers nothing touching it. Got no pain in back. The physio touched my back and it hurt.

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  • Hi

    How many of u find the pain worse at night when lying down woke up in agony this morning. I find heat helps more hope this goes soon it's awful.

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  • Bulging disk: it's a pain in me arse🙄

    Hey been suffering for a while I'm 3 months in have found some do's n don't that have worked for me an more than willing to try new treatments that have worked for yourselfs                  HELP ME LOL

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  • Cortisone injections for sciatica relief

    Does anyone know anything about cortisone injections for sciatica pain.  I have heard they can be painful but work.  I've had chronic sciatic pain for over seven weeks now and get an attack up to four times a day every day, having to apply tons of lavender oil, deep freeze or ibuprofen...

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  • Scatica

    Been in so much pain over the last two weeks in my left calf radiating into upper leg and groin. Been in tears it's that bad. Been to drs many times there been saying it's muscular and wouldn't do an mri. I'm off work and just scraped the money to see a physio private he said it's...

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