I was telling my wife that my hip and leg were hurting. It was mild at first, but then it started to get worse. I went to a doctor who told me it sounded like sciatic pain. He told me to try some over-the-counter ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and to not do things that make it flare up. Well, sitting and walking made it flare up, and I need to do both at work. It would hurt so bad sometimes that I would start to yell out. My coworker suggested I see his Corte Madera chiropractor. I put it off just hoping it would go away. The ibuprofen did not help much, and the pain was getting even worse.
The only way I can describe it is to say it felt like fire and electric shocks originating in my hip area and traveling down my right leg all the way into my big toe. It was like I had the tip of my big toe hooked to a ground wire and you poked me with a high voltage line on my right hip. It would last for anywhere from a few seconds up to a minute or so before it would subside. It would catch me sometimes so hard that I would jump out of my chair or stumble when I was walking. Then it started to have a dull burning and tingling pain all of the time.
I could not take it, so I figured I would give the Corte Madera chiropractor a try. Well, after the examination I had my first adjustment. The dull roar of pain subsided almost immediately. I had a strange feeling of warmth and normal feeling come rushing back into my leg. The chiropractor told me that it would take a while for the nerves to heal since this was going on so long. He recommended a regimen of therapy to keep it from coming back. I completed the therapy and have not been bothered since.