First Time with Sciatica

I fell at work pulling some wire and fell on my left side on my back, right by the belt line. So they took me to the Dr. and he did x-rays and said nothing broken. Okay, great.

They sent me home for a few days. When I came back, it was still hurting, so I went back to the Dr. and he sent me to another Dr. He gave PT and an MRI. Results came back all clear and that there was no signs of tumors or pinched nerves. It was the clearest MRI he had seen.

I said, well that's great, but what is causing my pain on my hip and down through my buttock area and down the back of my leg with sharp pains down to my calf area?

Then he said it was a pulled hamstring and sent me back for more PT, but the pain feels the same and my headaches continue.

Both doctors say that physically, nothing seems wrong and they gave me more PT.  I am getting worried because I don't believe they are treating my symptoms correctly. My PT says that he believes I have a pinched nerve, even though the MRI was clean. Any good advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

- Joseph




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