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I am pretty new to this Sciatic world...Need your suggestion/advice to understand root cause.
I have pain in the lower back last 3 weeks and mostly on left side (middle of left side buttock and I can feel the pain in left side buttock exactly when I do Cobra pose) and back of the calf on left side.
Pain is not so constant, I feel pain in calf (not lower back) when I stand for more than 15 minutes but when I sit I have pain in lower back(not calf)
Going by symptoms and trying to find answers with Dr. google., it looks like Sciatic symptoms.
Also going by various literature found that Sciatic can be caused by different reason, understanding root cause is more important for resolution.
- Herinated Disc
- Degenerated Disc
- Piliformis Syndrome
I tried going to two different chiropractor, both of them did my muscle/nerve analysis/x-rays and telling me that it could be Sciatic but they are not relieving on what's the root cause, but they are providing overall assessment of spinal cord (aligning towards left side more and left hip alignment) and providing spinal care package for 2 months with 3 adjustments/ week which they say even Sciatic will be addressed. Personally , I was not convinced with this approach and didn't opt for Chiro spinal care yet.
Now thinking to go for Ortho doc since I feel knowing the root cause is more important to cure the pain rather than just symptoms. Hoping Ortho doc would suggest MRI which can throw more light on my lumbar spine.
Is their any other suggestion to diagnose the issue as I mostly suspect it could be Herinated disc since I do desk job last 15 years and probably I may be wrong as well.
I do have doc appointment next week, in meantime doing some simple stretching exercise for hamstring.
Thanks in Advance.
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