For the past few days, I have had a bit of pain in the middle of my back. It's not something I can't stand. However, at night when I lie down, there is no way to get comfortable. I have slight pain down my hips and legs to my calves and have to keep moving. When I get up, I can go all day and be fine. Does this sound like sciatica? Can Flexeril help?
Hi Kacy -
I know this is a very old question, but I did want someone from our staff to answer you! This could be sciatica, yes, or it could be another issue with your back such as nerve impingement or disc issues. Only a trained doctor could tell you for certain - I'm just a layperson and can only take a "shot in the dark" based on reading about back pain symptoms. But it is possible that once you aren't lying down any longer whatever nerve is being pressured when you're in a prone position has the pressure released from it.
Here are some articles on back pain and sciatica for you. I hope you're better by now though, and that you have been since you posted this question!
Sciatica – An Overview
What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?
Back Pain and Sciatica
Not what I experienced, when my disc ruptured I had the worst horrible pain in my left leg - constant....no relief & no sleep for up to 4-7 days...never knew what sciatica was...wish I never did...at least the pump is taking care of that problem for now...good luck...I would use the ask the professionals to get your answer.