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I Suffer From Sciatica Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 99 People

    I Had No Idea

    I've suffered from different types of pain during my life as I'm sure many of you have. Sciatica is literally a pain in the ***. But it doesn't stop there, back of my thigh, back of my calf and down to my numb foot. The pain was so intense one day I was sreaming and crying in...
    valandzo valandzo 41-45 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    Sciatic Pain For Months....

    I have been suffering with sciatic pain that goes from my right butt cheek around to the front and down the front of my leg from below my right knee down as far as my toes sometimes.  It is a burning awful, nagging pain that I'm sure I don't have to describe to any of...
    leghurts leghurts 56-60, F 7 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Got it at 17, still struggling.

    I also have Levoscoliosis, Lordosis, and I'm obese. I hate my body.
    maskedlance maskedlance 18-21 May 27

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    Hey Guys

    Happen to be up late again with my pain and ran up on your site and I had to join seeing as how I have been dealing with my back pain for 7 years, it first started when I was Hurt at work and I had to have some of the disk removed well things were fine until the last accident I...
    Darkman29055 Darkman29055 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Wow, It Was Really Bad Today

    Usually it's a dull pain or it calms if I change position in my work chair, but it was bad today. I've gained weight recently and not been working out, and I've very sure this is related. But, omg, I could hardly think. Of course, I'm about to go on vacation so I'm stressed and...
    mouse2cheese mouse2cheese 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Tired Of Being In Constant Pain

    I had my first sciatica experience when i was pregnant with my second child of course the Docs said it will go away after delivery...well i have had problems with it over the past 4 years but this recent episode has been going on for 3 weeks now!! I have been to the ER twice have...
    mommyto2 mommyto2 26-30 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Know How You Feel

    I have suffered with back pain for 15 years, but about a month ago, the pain was so severe I couldn't get out of bed. I went to emergency, where docs told me I had sciatic pain. They prescribed my with vicatin, muscle relaxers, and steroids and told me to see my family doctor...
    Kar12345 Kar12345 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Living In Pain

    Sciatic pain from between L5 & S1 is making my life miserable in so many ways..  Pain has settled in my left foot and has/is  affected(ing) the way I walk throwing my whole body out of whack.  Been to several chiropractors, orthopedic surgeon and neurosurgeon...
    jaynef jaynef 66-70 3 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Sciatica And Back Pain Real Treatments - Personal Experience

    In 2005 I had really bad case with L4,L5/S1 disk protrusions plus left side sciatica. The pain was so strong I could move only on my knees One of the best doctors in Auckland suggested me an operation(you know, doctors always do it) and pain killer injections and as he said only...
    limpopo12 limpopo12 46-50 Apr 4, 2012

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    I keep telling myself

    that I am too young for this. Apparently not!
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I Think Its Coming Back! But I will beat it

    I will get on top of it quickly this time, before it really takes hold. I have not had Sciatica pain for nearly two years now, but a couple of days ago the backs of my thighs started hurting. I thought I had strained some muscles but couldn't think how. My Hamstrings are...
    keymallard keymallard 46-50, M Apr 24, 2012

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    Back Trouble

    Ever Since I had my last baby I've suffered from sciatica pain caused by pinched nerves on my lower back.  Two and a half-years ago I had surgery to correct this without any success. So I decided to have it done again. This time my neurosurgeon performed a bigger...
    lily7 lily7 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2007

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    Newly Sciatica Pain

    Hello Everyone, I just need to vent as I recently discovered I have sciatic pain.  It started out with what I thought was a sprain back from cleaning my house, but the shooting pain down my left legs did not stop after a month. It is going on 6 months now and I am frustrated...
    Hassthx Hassthx 36-40 6 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    It Is Back...not As Bad But Far From Okay

         Last saturday I woke up with radiating pain in my right leg.  I had this 10 years ago, and the pain was so horrific I went to the emergency room.  I literally could not walk or even bear weight on my right leg.  I was given a medication...
    AndieOh AndieOh 61-65 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    My Sciatica Pain

    I just started having trouble within the past couple of years. I slipped comingdown the front steps in our home a couple years ago.  I must have hit my lowerback on the edge of one of the steps.  A couple weeks later my lower back hurtfor awhile, and continued hurting on and...
    wishful12 wishful12 61-65, F 4 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    Gosh It Hurts.

     After having my boys its no surprised that I had the occasional bout of sciatica and with a family history of bad backs and sciatic pain I figured it would be my turn on occasion to suffer aswell. I brought a new bed end of last year and woke up with a sore back wich...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 1, 2009

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    Sleepless Nights

    I have tremendous empathy and admiration for those of you who have been struggling with sciatic pain for years. I am in constant pain and the worse of it is at night.  I have not been able to sleep through the night for the past month. I feel tired and in pain most of the...
    Hassthx Hassthx 36-40 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    Starting To Feel Some Relief After A Month Of Increasing Neurological (radiculopathy) Symptoms.

    The reason I'm posting this is, when I was trying to find relief all I could find was people looking for help also and no one with answers. Mine is resolving quickly and I wanted to share. The cause of my sciatica is a massive 16mm L4/L5 herniated disc (ruptured) with possible...
    acutern acutern 31-35 3 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    Hello Everyone. I Literally Feel Your Pain

    (I wrote the story below before I had a very successful back surgery for my problem. I am no longer in pain (thank God), but I will leave this story up because I can relate to, and feel so bad for, anyone who deals with chronic pain. Every pain-free day is a huge gift that I do...
    scarllettt scarllettt 51-55, F 11 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Well right now as I type this,

    I am laying in bed listening to the Enigma Station in Pandora Radio- hopefully that helps give a better of idea of what all common chronic pain havers go through, finding distractions to keep their minds off of the pain inside their body! My story goes like this: I was an...
    thekid2010 thekid2010 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    6 Years Of Pain

    Its hard to remember whats it is like to be without pain.....I've had a prolapsed disc L5/S1 for 6 years now. Its been on and off since 2006, hobbling around on crutches and some days being excruciating pain and not being able to walk at all. Being only 23 when it started...
    Doctor1983 Doctor1983 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    If Anyone Has Help Or Advice With The Sciatica Would Be Appreciated. Here's My Story

    About a year and a half ago, I hurt my back, while trying to lift on my son's ATV. I did not realize at the time tho that it was my Sciatica as it appeared to be excruciating pain in my knee. Since I have had a partial knee replacement on my other knee, I figured for sure this...
    sugarkate sugarkate 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Hi

    Can anyone tell me if they get pain deep down in the rump area when you clench you buttocks together very tightly....I do, and am trying to find out if its connected to nerve pain etc....
    jillia jillia 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    The Sorrow Which Has No Vent In Tears May Make Other Organs Weep

    I am writing this story to give hope to those suffering from sciatica and piriformis syndrome. After I found a story where these symptoms are actually diagnostic as Tension Myositis Sindrome (TMS), I searched for diagnostic and treatment of TMS. When I listened some youtube...
    Ibitsciatica Ibitsciatica 41-45 Jun 21, 2013

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    For What It's Worth, I Offer This Success Story

    August 2009 - lifted heavy stones and started having pain in left leg that stopped me from my daily walks November 2009 - had lumbar microdiscectomy - no improvement February 2010 - just as we were planning a second operation my pains began to decrease November 2013 - now I walk...
    jc4knowledge jc4knowledge 70+, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    Since Childhood

    I've had this since I was little. Falling out of trees constantly and roughhousing definitely didn't help. I used to crawl into my parents bed at all hours of the night and cry from the pain. It's gotten worse over the years and sometimes I can't get out of bed. Sciatica blows.
    mandi420 mandi420 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Yep I use to suffer from the age of 10/11 when my parents would argue.. This lasted till I was 16, it settled down whilst I was at college and they don't argue now. Been depressed...
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I hate watching sad things cause it makes me want to make sad daydreams. So recently i watched JTs death on degrassi and this made me sad. Since i was sad, i added on to a recent...
    imskyhiii imskyhiii 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Under the category of 'insomniac pet peeves' : I will meet people (clients, friends, acquaintance) for the first time. The problem? I'm quietly convinced that I have met them...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 23 hrs ago

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    I feel like this will be really long. So basically my story is I started to daydream due to being bullied in middle school and basically known as the outcast. It helped me escape...
    imskyhiii imskyhiii 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    I've always suffered from constipation. I've tried various kinds of fibers and laxatives over the years. It's been five weeks since my last bowl movement nothing seems to help. I'm...
    Sweetheart4792 Sweetheart4792 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    A great TED talk video in conquering your fears so you can have the life you want by an astronaut who went blind in space: http://www.ted.com/talks...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    A great TED talk video in conquering your fears so you can have the life you want by an astronaut who went blind in space: http://www.ted.com/talks...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I'm the spouse with chronic pain. he has it too but not as severe as mine and our daughter does too. it's really hard and I feel useless. he doesn't make me feel that way. he's a...
    crazybipolarchick crazybipolarchick 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    The worst anxiety is from phone calls... I never answer the phone... and if I have to make an important call I have trouble sleeping the night before. Not too troublesome now that...
    Salarymen Salarymen 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I get anxiety just from sending people emails. It gets so bad that when I was doing a project with my group (I'm doing online study), I couldn't bring out what I was thinking...
    aarigel aarigel 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I would like to start a sort of sex group for people that are In a relationship with someone that has disabilities that keeps them from having sex. So we the healthy sex starved...
    Lordfiercelove Lordfiercelove 31-35 1 Response 5 days ago

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    She has been suffering from this neuro disease for almost 2 years now. We've now hit a roadblock. As an only child, I am almost about to give up. We are short on funds and it's...
    Pugggles Pugggles 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I knew it was I thing I always did but I just didn't know it had a name until a few hours ago. Since I was about 5 years old I always made up scenarios and created this world in my...
    RussianMatryoshkaDoll RussianMatryoshkaDoll 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    * 36 degree scoliosis * Dessication in all 5 lumbar discs * Pinched nerve at L5-S1 * Reduced lung capacity due to twisted ribcage * Resting heart rate of 130 * Chronic migraines...
    evepoyepo evepoyepo 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Idk what life is anymore, I don't feel the need to be here. The only thing keeping me from killing myself is just fear, I'm a coward. If I wasn't afraid, I'd be dead already...
    kaylynx kaylynx 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Two different car accidents brought this about. I was driving my son home from work one day in March of 2013. I had the green light and the girl who hit me had a green light but...
    RondaSicR RondaSicR 46-50, F Jul 26

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    I think it's been a bit over 5 years, but that depends on when I should count that it started. It esentially started with a semi-trauma. Maybe a bit before that but holy damn did...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    more than one. this isn't something I like to think of as a way of being sick. you know? I just don't like the term "mental illness" it bothers me more than my own ******* illness...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F