Take the others advice, because the leg pain can get much worse. I have a ruptured disk at L5 that is sitting on the root of the S1 nerve. Don't have much if any low back pain, my pain is all in my leg and buttock (right). The pain started as what I would call leg cramps, then moved into charlie horses, then charlie horses on steriods that never went away. As I understand it, (and I'm no doctor so I could be wrong) but if the pain from the nerve continues for long periods untreated it can become permanent. (Is that right??? I'm a newbie too) I'm using Vax-d treatments and on Monday will have my 7th out of 20 treatment. My leg pain (especially in my thigh and butt) is down from a 9-10 to a 5-6. I can now walk (mostly) upright. Before I was VERY bent over like a 90 year old woman....I hurt terribly when I sneeze or cough in the thigh area.....I don't know if this treatment will work, but I did know I didn't want Surgery to be my FIRST option.
Good luck to you. Sending positive thoughts and wellness vibes your way!