Sciatica pain? What kind of doctor to see?
Hi! I am new to the group. I am a 32 y/o female, I have 2 herniated disks (L-5, S-1), and fibromyalgia. Last week I have laproscopic surgery for appendicitis and a ruptured ovarian cyst. Before the surgery I had a pain at my panty line on the right side and the back of my thigh on the right side ached like I pulled a muscle, but I don't believe that is possible as I had not been physically active for 2 weeks prior to the surgery due to not feeling well. When I woke up from the surgery the incision pain was bothering me the most, but after 2 days I started to experience the same pain in my right panty line and back of my right thigh. Along with that pain I also have pain in my right buttock and behind my right knee. Could this be sciatica or something else? I was seeing a pain management doc for the fibro and herniated disks but have decided to stop going there as the docs seem to treat me as though this is all psychological because I also suffer from PTSD. I am going back to a rheumatologist I saw prior to going to this pain management place on Friday, but I am not sure if she will be able to treat this type of pain, if not what type of doctor can I go see about this problem? There are no other pain management docs in my area. Also when I was going to pain management they did a test (can't remember the name) but they told me I had 6 pinched nerves. I have had a nerve pain down my leg before, but usually on the outside of the leg, this is the first time I have had a nerve pain at my panty line, has anyone else ever experienced this?
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