Jessi

Sciatica, anxiety, or worse???

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I’ve been going to the chiropractor for what I assumed was a sciatica flare and so far it’s not helping.  I’ve been 4 times I believe.  I haven’t had very much pain at all, very minimal.  It’s mainly a tingling sensation.  It was just in my left leg and foot, but now it goes into my right as well.  It also is in both of my arms and hands AND I get a twitch on the right side of my face.  I’m starting to think it may be anxiety related.  Does anyone else experience this?  
I religiously do the stretches I’m supposed to do and have been avoiding what I’m supposed to avoid.  But yet my symptoms seem to keep piling up.  I just started back on my anxiety medicine almost 4 weeks ago, and that’s about the time I started having the tingling in one leg.  
Part of me is very concerned that I have something legitimately wrong with me but another part of me is becoming convinced that it’s all in my head and that if I would stop focusing on it, it would go away.

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I would talk to the doctor who prescribed the medication to see if there is anything going on there.  He/she might be able to look into symptoms, etc.

You seem to know when things started, so it may end up being anxiety after all.

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8 hours ago, Ironman said:

I would talk to the doctor who prescribed the medication to see if there is anything going on there.  He/she might be able to look into symptoms, etc.

You seem to know when things started, so it may end up being anxiety after all.

Well I definitely think I aggravated my back at my job but I think MAYBE the symptoms aren’t as elaborate as I think they are.  I think I may be focusing on them and making them worse.  But idk for sure.  It’s just very worrisome and of course my anxiety makes me think the worst and I’m so worried I’m going to end up not being able to walk anymore 

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1 hour ago, Jessi said:

Well I definitely think I aggravated my back at my job but I think MAYBE the symptoms aren’t as elaborate as I think they are.  I think I may be focusing on them and making them worse.  But idk for sure.  It’s just very worrisome and of course my anxiety makes me think the worst and I’m so worried I’m going to end up not being able to walk anymore 

You'll be able to walk.  You just might need to rest your back a bit and get it going gently.

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