Thank you for your question and we're sorry to hear you have been struggling with pain whilst lying down.
The symptoms you mention could indeed be seen as sciatica, although there are other conditions with similar symptoms.
Sciatica is the name given to pain that radiates from the sciatic nerve, our longest nerve in the body. This is usually caused by compression of the nerve or when one of the vertebral discs “bursts” and leaks its contents on to the nerve.
Sciatica is usually self resolving without any medical intervention but in some cases requires a more complex pain management.
As general advice for any sciatica type of pain the following recommendations seem to provide some relief of the pain:
Considering your main complaint is when lying down it is worthwhile revisiting some of the basis for a good sleep:
Our advice is that you follow these recommendations and, if there is no improvement, contact your General Practitioner as he may be able to formally diagnose sciatica and give you further investigations/stronger painkillers.
Hope you feel better soon; please see more information on the link below.
Sciatica - NHS Factsheet
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