Discussions By Symptom: Sciatica

I have had sciatic type symptoms for 7 years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 12, 2014
  • 03:57 PM

I have heard of surgery to relieve nerve entrapment but I need to know what doctor could give me a definite diagnosis and treat to the fullest. I went to a neurologist (licensed by a fast food chain I think, ha) and he was incapable of helping me. I want to find a doctor that thinks out of the box and won't order another MRI of my lumbar spine, been there done that times 8. If there is a medical professional out there that can help me I would be forever grateful. I would love to sit at the dining room table with my family for Christmas, first time in 7 years.
The pain is in my left buttocks and goes down my left leg to my left foot. I didn't have any injury prior to this other than a broken tailbone 18 months prior. I am unable to sit without extreme pain but can walk some distance. It seems a simple equation, movement=pain, with the biggest trigger of sitting. Seems that this could be readily addressed and treated, have I just been going to all the wrong specialists?

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  • A hip that needs replacing can cause sciatic pain also. Has that been ruled out?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 18, 2014
    • 06:46 AM
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