A 28-year-old female asked:
The left side of my hip, butt, leg is painful. sciatic nerve is what friends are saying. do i see a chiropractor or neurologist? is this dangerous?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Either: See someone, including your pcp. They all should be able to help diagnose and treat this.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Not dangerous unless: sudden and severe. There are several causes of sciatic distribution pain, and it is so common in people that a specialist is not needed unless certain danger signs are found. Then it would be a neurosurgeon needed.
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Last updated Dec 3, 2016
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