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  • Sciatica?

    Ok, I’m male 41, physically fit I workout at least 5 times a week (well until this pain started!) I have started getting pain in my left leg it kind of radiates down my leg and is more painful from knee downwards. To say I’m getting annoyed is an understatement! I assume it’s Sciatica as during the...

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  • Sciatica Success Story

    Hi everyone. I wanted to share my uncles sciatica story on here. Hes been dealing with it for years and has tried allot of different therapies but the pain just kept coming back. From chiropractor trips to painkillers (which work, but the side effects). The one thing at the chiropractors office that...

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  • General advice re whether to rest up or not!

    Had 9 days in hospital. Now home with bucket load of Meds. Diagnosis is degenerative spine disease causing acute sciatica. I know which exercises to do, and am using crutches as left leg so painful to put weight on it. yesterday was quite good, though I did need an afternoon sleep. Even ate supper at...

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  • sciatica + chronic pain = heart attacks ..

    As a NEW Sciatica owner. I have obviously been searching for info on this excruciating problem. The chronic pain that it evokes ,causes all your stats to rise,in particular the heart.Which can  cause heart failure ,because of it,.As a heart patient ,I am particularly upset about this ,and stressed,...

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  • Can the pain be localised in one area only?

    For over a week I have been more or less bed-bound by what I have been told is severe sciatica. The doctor who came from the NHS 111 service, and my physio say so.The intense, unbearable pain is just in one leg, from the shin to my ankle. Can it be like that? I am wondering if it could be a broken bone,...

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  • MRI

    Hello all, I finally have my appointment through for my MRI..my question is , will my GP be sent the results ( if so how quickly?) or do I have to wait the 2 months until I see my consultant ? Thanks

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  • Were you hospitalised with Sciatica ???

    Were you given a thorough examination with scans, and X,rays to check to see if your spine was out of wonk ? Reading the  information  from various sites, and the experts, seemingly if you are not checked over properly, it could be a guessing game as to what the problem could be, might be a...

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  • Back

     Can anyone help suggest anything to relieve sciatica pain is so bad I just had a knee replacement in July and for some reason now the pain from my knee is gone up-and-down my back and they say it's called sciatica pain they tell me there's nothing I can do help desperate 

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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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  • Does sciatica make your joints swell ????

    Two weeks ago, mega pain in lower leg, calf, Taken to hospital had a scan for Deep vein thrombosis No clots., Given a painkiller and sent home. I WALKED out of the hospital . Two days later ,back again, this time diagnosed with sciatica, which had now moved up to my hips, Walking extremely painful. Hobbled...

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  • Sciatica [bilateral] UK sufferers ???

    Are there any other sciatica sufferers in the UK that have had trouble getting the treatment & surgery that they need ? I am in south Yorkshire & I really need the "correct surgery" to sort out my on going and severe bilateral sciatica,...when I say the correct surgery...

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  • sciatica

    Hi wondering if anyone has got any advice I've had sciatica for 3 months now been on various different meds I'm currently taking amitriptyline 50mg along with paracetamol the amitriptyline is wiping me out I can't function properly I'm always tired I'm sure it's also making me...

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  • Microdiscectomy Recovery – Returned Pain Week 5 Post Operation

    Hi Everyone, I’m a 33 year old, male and I've recently had a microdiscectomy (6.5 weeks ago 21st July 2014) to remove a large L4/L5 herniated disc which was pressing right central on my sciatic nerve. This was causing severe pain in my right buttock, occasionally moving to the left, and pins and...

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  • 6 weeks post op after microdecompression

    Hi  I had a microdecompression op to remove a Cyst from the facet joint L4/5 13/11/17, im still uncomfortable regarding sitting down for more than 20 mins and still wary of BLT but I'm looking at going back to work after seeing my specialist on 8th Jan probably phased back. My only worry now,...

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  • Sciatica or something worse?

    Please bear with me. This may be long but there is alot of background. In June this year, I had a sabeceous cyst removed from the middle of my back. This was small and only required 3 stitches. 4 days after this I was unable to urinate properley. And after various consultations, trial and error with...

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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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  • Sciatica Surgery success rates

    Hi I have stenosis of my lower limber back & recently I have sciatica pain in both buttocks & both upper thighs, it been driving me mad for over six weeks now, I have had nerve block injections which relieved the pain for only 24 hours, I am now looking at having surgery...

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  • Any freelancers out there?

    Last January, I was laid off from my full-time writing job at an office. At the office, I sat at a desk and I had access to beanbag chairs, etc..  Although I'm happy to report that I'm not a full-time freelancer working from home, I have some issues that have been bothering me. For hours...

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  • Has anyone had this reaction to co-codamol

    out of the blue I am having acute sciatica. The pain is making me cry, and I can hardly get around. Trying gentle exercises leaves me in agony. I was prescribed co-codamol 30mg/500mg for the excruciating pain. At the age of 75, I've never had anything so painfully severe other than bone surgery....

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  • Post discectomy surgery

    Hello all, I had the microdiscectomy surgery on 10/31. I am still experiencing a good amount of pain in my buttock area and down my left leg. At my follow up appointment the Dr stated that my nerve was very red and irritated during surgery. (I was experiencing pain for 9 months prior to surgery) I...

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  • Back pain for 5 months now

    It has progressed from lower back pain without any sciatica symptoms to now regular numbness and aches in the hip when I sit for any length of time. Also I have some numbness sort of permanent on the skin in front of shin bone right leg. Walking is the only thing that causes the leg issues to go away....

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  • Severe sciatica

    Hi I have had this pain in my lower back for months now and have just been told I have severe sciatica.. doc didn’t say the cause but looked at my X-ray and said something about L-5 and s-1 disc degeneration . Can anyone give me some more info as to what this means as all I have been told now all they...

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  • Foot and thigh pain

    For several months I've had pain in my right foot which has been excruciating at times. Followed by a numb sensation especially after driving?  Visited docs who arranged an ultrasound scan but nothing untoward was discovered. Now I'm suffering with thigh pain and back pain... is this an...

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  • Spinal tumour or sciatica

    Someone help me out here. So I'm 17 am recently at home pretty much all day which consists of me either lying on my front, supported by my arms or slouched against my bed board with a pillow on my back. Last night I noticed that when I lied down flat the middle and lower parts of my back began to...

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  • Sciatic Pain

    Hi, I've had Chronic Sciatica for about 8 months and feel as if it is getting worse. I've seen a Chiropractor (just one session), Pilates, Stretches (given by NHS and a Doctor on Harley Street). Has anyone got someone they can recommend in London (hopefully South East) as I have very dull aches...

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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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  • Unbelievable pain

    Hi so I have sciatica worse pain of my life it runs up my leg to my bk I'm 26 had this for few to many years I tried everything doctor  they say exercise but it's really painful when you have this pain I rate it 7/10  PAINFUL 😖  I work as a delivery driver lift small...

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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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  • Help

    Hi I wonder if anyone can relate. The dr thinks I have sciatica but being the anxious person I am I don’t fit the diagnosis. My back pain in minimal I only seem to get the pain in my thigh it’s ok while I am sitting but laying in bed it’s like constant cramp in the back of my thigh it constantly hurts....

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  • has anyone tried acupuncture for sciatica

    This is my 5th week in severe pain MRI SCAN this Sunday can't come soon enough my right side is in constant exuiating pain i cant even touch my right leg for me heat makes the pain worse but cold compressions sooth my leg slightly I'm so down I feel like crying with this constant pain i still...

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  • Back in Hell

    Having spent a year in agony house bound I ended up finally having my surgery back in august , it was a success I was overwhelmed with emotion being able to sit no pain and lay down and sleep was amazing 5 weeks later I got up and it was back ,omg no not again I've had a emergency scam and waiting...

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