Re: How did your Sciatica pain start
Mine started almost a year ago. I was working in my garden and when I stood up, I had awful pain in my left groin. For awhile, that was my only pain, and it only happened when I stood up. After a month I saw my doctor and he said it was a muscle strain.
Over time, it did get much worse. Now I have constant pain across my lower back, in both groin areas, my butt cheeks, and shooting down both legs and into both feet.
I saw other doctors when it started getting worse and have had an x-ray, MRI, CT scan, and a discogram. I have grade 1 Spondylolisthesis of L5 on S1, a herniated disc at L5-S1, and and annular tear, bulge, and DDD at L4-L5.
I tried all the conservative treatments: injections, chiropractic, massage, oral prednsione 3x, and 2 different PT programs, and nothing has worked, I am only getting worse. So I am having surgery in a month.
I would definately get an MRI. X-rays are not good at showing disc problems.