I had a MRI done some time ago, so I took it to the doctor's with me and he said there wasn't anything that he could see that would cause that. He said it was my weight that was causing it. I know I need to lose 50 lbs, but could the weight really cause this pain every day?
Check this out - it does sound very much like sciatica - but of course only your doctor can tell you that. Sciatica, however, can be caused by weight gain - hence perhaps your physician's advice to lose the weight. Never an easy thing to do, of course, but perhaps easier given the intense pain sciatica can cause.
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Did the doctor check the sciatica nerve