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A 38-year-old female asked:

I get this ache in my right leg upper back leg and i feel the need to have a lot of weight on it so my kid sits on it and it hurts but feels good . why?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Joint is loose: You seem to be describing sciatica due to a loose sacroiliac joint. The child's weight aligns the joint, thereby reducing joint ligament strain. You might want to see an osteopath for diagnosis and therapy.

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Last updated Mar 14, 2013

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