Hey everybody. I just wanted to ask some questions for those of you with personal experience with sciatica. I do know the signs and symptoms etc, and I have dealt with this for a couple of years, but I'm just a bit stumped today as I just cannot believe that pain this intense in my leg is directly coming from my lumbar spine issues. Yes, I have low back pain but it now seems to be over-shadowed by this leg pain. So I am wondering if this is common, as it relates with the *severity* of my disc problems per my MRI on July 12. Even though the report states no foraminal stenosis and doesn't even mention nerve impingement, there is most definitely something going on with my right leg. I do have 3 3mm protruding discs and I do understand that the extent of damage doesn't always correspond with the pain. However, my ENTIRE leg (not just the back of it), including buttock, hip, thigh, down to sole of foot feels like *dry socket* wisdom tooth extraction pain...horrible. It includes cramping, burning, aching, tingling, weakness, numbness, coldness...you name it. I just cannot get comfortable and was up all night last night. Is this common with sciatica? The entire leg, even the front thigh, knee, shin, etc.? My hip also seems to be hurting, which is new. I did lift my mother's 50# suitcase yesterday when I picked her up from the Amtrak station....I wonder if that has anything to do with it? I'm taking my usual hydrocodone (10mg 3xday) and added ibuprofen, also flexeril, lyrica. (I guess that's a big DUH on the lifting thing). What are your thoughts and do you know of anything else I can do to help get relief? Thanks in advance.