I've had sciatica for the last 7 weeks or so. It eased up a bit the last couple of weeks but has returned today as bad as ever, which is pretty bad! Currently can't sit for more than a few minutes and very painful when i walk. I've had to go back on stronger pain relief - morphine and diazepam, which I hate taking.
Since I've had the sciatica I've been getting frequent localised spasms/acute twitches or whatever they are called (i'm not sure of the correct term?) lasting a second or two in various parts of my body. They can occur in different spots in my legs, feet, hands and arms, and ocasionally shoulders, and mostly happen when i'm relaxing, especially when I'm beginning to drift into sleep. My limbs jump and seem to have a life of their own and it's starting to concern me a bit as it seems to be happening more often.
Am I correct thinking these spasms might be caused by the sciatica affecting the nerves? .