Great Odin's raven this hurts! Have you ever experienced this phenomenon? I hope not. If you have, how did you get relief? I'm usually not such a baby. I've broken bones (at least seven), woken up from a hit with my foot facing behind my body (two knee surgeries), had my front teeth broken and two others knocked out, had well over a hundred stitches, tore abdomen muscles (not easy to do/rather unusual), have a soft spot/dent in my broken shin to this day (one in my forearm too), and I'm still going strong for an old guy. Until Friday, that is. I loaded twelve, fifty pound, cylinders into a light truck and reached away from my body causing a slight back twinge. By the time I arrived home a few hours later, my lower back was throbbing into my left glute, around into my lower groin, down my hamstring, into my calf and around to numb-out my shin. More than three days later, still no relief. Must be sciatica from muscle strain. That's my guess. I've been keeping up with my normal routine and going to work each day, but this is beginning to wear me down a bit. I'm not sleeping much. I've never passed a kidney stone or experienced (first-hand anyway) natural childbirth, but this pain seems to be pretty high on the chart of what I have felt. I've gotten on my bike and road about twenty miles and that didn't help. May have hurt. Not sure. I've tried all types of stretches. No help. Ibuprofen isn't doing much. Have you ever had this? Any suggestions to alleviate pain/pressure on the nerve? Thanks!