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Back hurt after falling. Pain in buttocks, groin. Numbness in legs, feet. Chronic sciatica?

i had a fall at work 7 months ago ,i fell and hurt my lower back ,i get pain in back , buttocks , groin ,legs ,i find standing and walking puts more pressure on back cusing more pain .i have seen gp 4 times medication ,paracetmol .iboprufen .and zapain ,as well as 3 physo visits and exercise program .i have had an mri scan awaiting result ,my sleep is disturbed ,with pain in back and legs ,i get numbness and pin s and needles in legs and feet ,i have to sit on edge of bed before i get up ,to let circulation in my legs i work in restaurant but i been signed of as i can not stand the pain it brings , i am also concerned that i have had loose bowels for the last 4 days ,i am seeing gp to morrow ,i think i have got chronic sciatica ,but the gp has not confirmed this ,please advice
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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You say that you are having chronic Sciatica. Having Sciatica is different from having Sciatica symptoms. All your complaints started after the fall. Your MRI scan report will reveal any cause (due to injury) for the symptoms or it is due to exaggerated Sciatica. There may be compression and irritation of the sciatic nerve.
Treatment is as per result and symptoms. Wait for MRI report
Best wishes
Answered: Tue, 23 Jul 2013
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