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Hello, my name is Ashley and I was recently diagnosed with Sciatica (last Friday morning around 3:30 a.m to be precise). I am in so much pain if I am being honest. It started a couple weeks back but then it was only lower back pain. Then this previous Thursday, the back of my thigh started experiencing a burning like sensation. It was intense. I went home and tried to sleep it off. But I woke up around 1 o' clock in the morning screaming due to the pain I was experiencing. The pain was shooting from the lower region of my back, down to my knee causing my knee to lock up, and then everything else past my knee was numb including my toes. I had to crawl to my parents room and have them take me to the emergency room. There I was diagnosed with Sciatica. I have trouble walking and sitting down. If I do either of those, I regret it instantly. I have been laying in bed, in too much pain to get up. I'm quite worried as to why I have this condition at such a young age? My adopted grandmother was diagnosed when she was 45 and from what I have read, this condition to be found in people under the age of 20 is abnormal. And my doctor has yet to give me an MRI. What should I do? And should I be worried?
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