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Pain in right leg

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  • Posted By: MumbaiIndian
  • February 18, 2009
  • 07:44 PM

Hello,

Three weeks ago, I woke up on a bad spring mattress and had a stiff back for half a day, which was immediately followed by a sciatic pain (level 6) starting from right hip to knee and foot. There was pain in my right groin area and in right testicles. I showed my condition to doctor, who guessed it’s the sciatic nerve issue and mussel strain that is causing stress in groin area. Fortunately, groin pain eased in a day. Doctor asked me to take Advil and observe for a week.

I feel sciatic pain each morning as I wake up, even today. This pain subsides as I move along. But it’s present in mild to medium level throughout day.

For about 2 weeks, I felt sharp pain (level 7-8) in my right outer knee. Applying heat patches helps temporarily. This morning I had sharp pain in my lower calf area (level 8) for about 2 hours that eased after taking an Advil.

I am 32 years old, active, usually walk about 2-3 miles a day. Was thinking that pain will go off after couple of weeks. But its still there intermittently at about level 7.

Can you please suggest me, if I should see a Chiropractor? I plan to see my doctor tomorrow for further diagnosis.

Thanks in advance.
M.I.

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  • Acupuncture is one of the best treatments for sciatic pain IMO, and is what originally led me to become an Oriental Medical practitioner. I had severe sciatic pain over 13 years ago, and after two acupuncture treatments my pain was completely gone. Not everyone has such dramatic improvements with acupuncture, but it can really help. A good shiatsu, deep tissue massage treatment may also be helpful. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 08:02 PM
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  • Thanks for the response.
    MumbaiIndian 1 Replies
    • February 26, 2009
    • 06:32 PM
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  • Acupuncture is one of the best treatments for sciatic pain IMO, and is what originally led me to become an Oriental Medical practitioner. I had severe sciatic pain over 13 years ago, and after two acupuncture treatments my pain was completely gone.Yes, I agree.. My brother experienced sciatic pain last 2 months.. The doctor recommended acupunture.. He did that.. After an acupuncture treatment, he said that he didn't feel the pain anymore... Now, so funny of him, he still wants to have acupuncture treatment.. He said he wants to make sure that the pain won't come back anymore.. Hahaha.. :D
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