After doing some sleuthing and making an appointment. with my GP because I can't wait seven weeks to see my Rheumotologist to get rid of this pain in my one leg (top to bottom, even butt area...) I am sure this is it. And maybe it's because I have osteoporosis in the spine or osteoarthritis in my knee, but I don't think it's just those things. They never bothered me like this before. I think I kicked something new and funky up. If anyone has had any experience with this fun problem, can you tell me what kind of tests/x-rays to ask for to see if it's the sciatic nerve? GP is willing to be very helpful. I just need to know how to be a good consumer. Although I know I could be wrong, the sciatica bit is the only description that fits the sort of shooting, sharp pain I get...along with the other weird sensations. I don't know if I can afford a chiropractor, but do they help this? I do have Medicare because I'm on disability and they take it. As always, to the wonderful lay doctors here, thankee mucho in advance!