My GP diagnosed me with sciatica in December after I complained of back pain. All she did was tell me to stand so that she could feel the area and that was it.
I'd been having quite severe lower back pain all throughout the year (maybe once a month at most) and it became more frequent, causing a pain in my lower left back that extended down my thigh and sometimes into my knee, calf and ankle. Over the past few months, I've been getting the same type of pain on my right side, but less intense than the pain I feel on my left side.
I should mention that this doesn't feel like a muscular pain, it feels like my bones are aching. The only way I can describe it is like... growing pains x 100.
I went out today, basic food shopping, and the pain kicked in and I kept having to stop what I was doing and sit down or stretch in a weird way to try and relieve it. It's been about 16 hours since it started and it's still very present in my lower back, but starting to ease up on the leg.
Is this at all common among people my age (20) or should I be going back to my GP for further examination/testing?