A 18-year-old female asked:
a couple of days ago i was getting into bed i laid down slowly and all of the sudden i got a shooting pain in the lower right hand side of my bad. it's a constant pain that sometimes travels into my leg. it hurts the most when i'm laying down. when my fri
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Pain Management 35 years experience
Several poss. causes: Most common causes for this type of injury in my practice: sacroiliac joint locked, spine dysfunction, disc herniation.May be other causes as well.A proper history & physical, including an osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the cause and even fix it. If more complicated, other testing such as xrays, emg, etc. Might be necessary, but osteopathic exam is a conservative way to start.
Pain Management 18 years experience
Sciatica/Nerve Pain: You most likely have a disc herniation irritating or impacting on a nerve root that runs down your leg. Would advise discussing with your pcp and rest. If no improvement after 2 days, possibly engaging in physical therapy and otc meds/pain killers will be helpful. If after 3-4 weeks no improvement, seek out a pain specialist for possible epidural steroid injection.
Last updated Mar 13, 2016
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