sciatic pain for first time at age 24

Topic Title: sciatic pain for first time at age 24
Created On: 09/13/2006 03:03 PM

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 07/21/2010 03:48 PM

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I would say that if the pain is so bad that it is disrupting your life and interfering with some of life's daily activities, to go see a doctor as soon as possible, rather than waiting "a while" to see if the pain subsides. If you would like to get a second or even a third opinion, you can use our Find a Chiropractor resource just by typing in your zip code. Good luck, and I hope the pain gets better!
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 05/25/2010 02:14 PM

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Sciatica should go away "within a few weeks." If it doesn't, your doctor can do an MRI or CT to rule out blood and tissue damage.

In the meantime, you could try hot and cold compresses or NSAIDs like aspirin or ibuprofen.

Find out more about sciatica here.

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 09/13/2006 03:03 PM

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I'm 24, and I'm experiencing sciatic pain for the firt time in my life.The background on my backpain is that in April, I passed my first kidney stone (hopefull my last too).Since then every menstration has been painful on my back (around the kidney), only this time the pain didn't subside with the cramps as normal, it has continued on for about two weeks now, and has radiated down into my right leg (as far as my ankle) for about a week. I don't really know what's causing this. I had a sonogram which ruled out another kidney stone, and my doctor's assitant called me and said I should see the doctor again if it's still hurting after a while. The only thing is I couldn't get out of her what the time frame of "a while" is. If this were as simple as a strained ligament, or muscle agitating the nerve, when would I expect the pain to subside? When should I consider contacting the doctor again? I appreciate any advice you might have.
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