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What is sciatic nerve pain?

hi there my name is XXXX i am 6 1 around 275 lbs. i have been having a numbing sensation in my front lower left side for about 3 days now. its like a tingling feeling, almost like like my torso on the left side to the hip is asleep. last February of this year i hurt my back at work. i now have bulging in 2 disks in my lower back. i am not sure what ones tho, and bruising in my bottom disk. i never had any numbing in my legs or anywhere at that matter, until now. Do you think i could have pinched a nerve in my back? my sciatic nerve maybe? i have been doing lots of extra moving at work. i am not sure if re hurt it, but i am not having any pain, other then the everyday pain of having a bad back. i am really freaked out about this! please help me, looking forward to good news. thanks so much!
Wed, 1 Apr 2020
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

It is quite possible that your sciatic nerve is compressed in your back. Get an MRI done. Until then, give hot fomentation, physiotherapy, apply Volini gel locally and do not lift any weight.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon
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What is sciatic nerve pain?

Hi, It is quite possible that your sciatic nerve is compressed in your back. Get an MRI done. Until then, give hot fomentation, physiotherapy, apply Volini gel locally and do not lift any weight. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon