– Went to my local walk-in clinic today complaining about the hip pain and foot numbness. The pain was also now affecting my right calf. The PA told me more about sciatica. He informed me that the problem wasn’t in my leg; it was probably in my lower back. He suggested that something was putting pressure on the sciatic nerve, and the problems in my leg were symptomatic of a lower back problem. He set me up for an MRI next week.