Re: pain in left hip in the back!!!
It can be transient and disappear, but if you are insured it's probably good to see a physician to get full evaluation. Sometimes sciatica is minor and treated with things like physical therapy and sometimes it can have a more major cause such as the disc impinging the nerve.
Check out information on sciatica and look at the symptoms and if they match up to what you are feeling. Also you can look at a spinal dermatome chart. It shows you where you feel pain if, for example, the L5 vertebrae and/or disc are involved. You'll want to review the anatomy of the spine to understand the different areas but typically sciatica is lumbar in origin.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08
Last edited by SpineAZ; 08-08-2011 at 10:05 PM.