Category Archives: Sciatica

Sciatica is a painful condition usually caused by problems in the lower back. This category details the blogger’s struggle with sciatica culminating in spinal fusion surgery.

October 16, 2010

– 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.

October 13, 2010

The numbness in my right foot keeps coming back, and I have a pain in my right hip that feels like a cramp. I can do stretching exorcises and get rid of the numbness in my foot and the pain in my hip, but it’s only temporary. I had an appointment with a medical specialist today for non-related issue and I mentioned the problem. She said it sounded like sciatica (which I’d never heard of before) and suggested that I visit my family medical practitioner.

September 13, 2010

I was standing in line at Costco today and the strangest thing happened. My right foot went numb. I thought maybe I was standing on it funny or something. I shifted my weight to the other leg and the numbness went away. I didn’t give it much thought after that.