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Comment from: zahid khan, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 01

I am suffering from what it looks to me as sciatica because all the symptoms I have are similar to sciatica. My problem is that I was suffering for the first 5 months from lower back pain which was just a little pain but that was persistent. So I went to different doctors but they were prescribing mostly pain killer which is actually not the solution. I even went to physiotherapy but I could not stop myself from playing volleyball so anyway I thought I would get better with the physiotherapy by a particular exercise. But with that exercise my pain shifted from the back to one leg and thigh and now I cannot sit or turn in bed to either side, although while standing I feel ok.

Comment from: Norahs, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I am 63 years old. I fell at work a couple of times due to leg weakness from sciatica 2 years ago. After my last fall I started dragging my foot. I have been to numerous doctors with no diagnosis. I saw one doctor who decided that my foot drop came on because I had a tight Achilles. Surgery was performed to remedy foot drop. After weeks of physical therapy and 3 or 4 more falls from dragging my foot I was told by doctor to see a neurologist. I am using walker with no definitive diagnosis today.

Comment from: eddie, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 17

I have sciatica lower back pain that goes down my right leg.

Comment from: dianne, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

My injury occurred more than twenty years ago, I was almost beaten to death and the people involved never charged. Today at 51 and after years of medical neglect, I am suffering. I was never told the seriousness of the injury back then and it was considered that because I was only 17 it would heal on its own. Three years ago I found myself in pain and unable to lie on the x-ray table due to this and had a CT scan instead. The vertebra is deteriorating and the sciatic nerve is squashed from narrowing of the nerve canal. I now constantly feel cold and shiver for no reason even with the heater on or wearing extra clothing in summer.


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