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Fell over on golf course (!) last October and banged base of back hard, bit uncomfortable down sciatic nerve afterwards but I didn't do anything about it. Last couple of weeks it has suddenly become very, very painful and was awake most of the night with the pain. Struggling to walk properly, hurts from base of back all the way down to foot. Tried doing some stretching exercises specifically for releasing sciatic nerve, seems to have made it a whole lot worse! Will try to see GP tomorrow but I'm not convinced they can do a lot for this? Anyone had any good treatment?
Thanks ladies. I did, have sciatic pain years ago, and remember yoga sorted it where an osteopath hadn't been able to; unfortunately I can't see myself fitting yoga classes into daily, life. I can remember the stretches but as I said, they seem to have made it, worse. Will see gp tomorrow, and maybe find chiropractor.
I would like an MRI or something. Have a curvature of the spine which I reckon doesn't help, and would like a proper assessment of my back. Been on my feet at work most of the day, walked the dog for an hour after work, and now my sciatic nerve is telling me to frigging well sit down on sofa.
I have had sciatica since last summer, my docs told me 15 wk wait for physio that was december. I am in constant pain, in back, calfs, hip and now my feet hurt. I am a care assistant so spend lots of time on my feet and its physical so makes my babk worse. At the mo docs just seem to brush it off but i really want it sorted now. Any suggestions. Do you think i should go back to docs.
Saw my very lovely GP tonight (50 minutes late but she's so worth the wait). She doesn't think it's sciatica - I've had a lot of pain in the opposite shoulder,. elbow, arm etc and had an ultrasound last week which has shown a buspar (?). She thinks it's odd that have pain in base of back as well and leg. Sending me for blood tests, RA and lupus. Really hope it isn't.