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A 31-year-old female asked:

Pain on left side hip from front and back of leg travels to foot hard to walk very painful if sciatica is it bound to get hip pain and on both legs?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 33 years experience
Rarely: usually sciatica stays on one side, occasionally can affect both sides, but if I were you, I would see a specialist, perhaps a urologist to determine the cause of your sciatica. That will give you a better answer as to what is going to happen.
Dr. Mary David
Dr. Mary David commented
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A neurologist would be a better choice and I believe this is what Dr. Brizuela means
Jan 16, 2015
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
See Osteopath: Actually, there are numerous reasons you could be having this pain: lumbar/pelvic dysfunction, to herniated disc, ligament laxity or neural irritation/inflammation.Since you live in Australia & have access to osteopaths, I strongly suggest osteopathic evaluation.In my practice, these pains often have mechanical origin & can be fixed via manipulation.Unchecked, the pain can indeed become bilateral.

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