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Numbness in left calf, left thigh, suffering from sciatica. Any medications ?

. My left calf , part of my left thigh and my bum have went numb due to my sciatica flaring up. I have been to see my doctor and went to my local hospital and been prescribed tramadol, declafenac and diazapam. I was told that the numbness is usual for people with sciatica but i want to know how long this usually lasts as I am meant to be back at work next Monday and I would like to be able to walk without needing support. I have also not pood for a few days due to the numbness in my bum but this may be due to not rating regular meals as I have been in and out if hospital but I have been able to pass gas without any problems. Is there any advice you can give me to help with is or do i just have to wait if out and take my medication?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello mich,

Thanks for posting your query

First of all I want to clear that Sciatica is a symptom not a diagnosis.

This means there is pressure over nerve roots which causes pain & numbness in region of nerve root.

So you might be suffering from some disc problem.

So you have to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for detailed examination of spine & pelvic region.

Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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