i have sciatica in my right side, and its been three full weeks of pain and agony. from the lower back area all the way down to my toes.
i have NEVER had this before. yes HIP pain in the past and also lower back issues and pain but NEVER sciatica -
this is a whole new level of TEN on the pain scale,
i would tell my doc that i felt the level of ten or nine in the mornings as i first get up,but now that's all changed, THIS sciatica is a TRUE TEN on the pain scale.
i had to google "sciatica " to get what is going on here......
i found some pics and some info on it,, says it can last for several months ,well,,i'm on four weeks now,,so this isnt looking good for me
Sciatica is usually caused by a compressed nerve root in the lumbar (lower) spine. Often, the term "sciatica" is confused with general back pain. However, sciatica is not just limited to the back. The sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the human body.
now, i would like to add some pictures of the progress of rheumatoid, since the last time i was here, to document this disease.
these knee pictures show the progress of twisting and pulling in the knee area. they twist all night as i sleep.
For some reason the RA seems to be active at night while i am in a deep sleep,then, at five,when i wake up, i am in so much pain.
another place i feel TWISTING is in my wrists,i will post pics of them now=
that's it for now, i came to write about this at 5.00 am to distract myself from the sciatica pain and RA pain i was in
the pain aids have kicked in now and i feel better,whew! i just could not manage if i had ZERO pain aids.