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    Spongey posted:
    Okay, So I am posting this because I can't find anything about it on the web.

    My mother has had trouble with Hip pain all her life as well now it is moving to her legs. I am scared for her because she is having these episodes where she will be walking and all of a sudden lose her balance. Her body pulls her backwards at an angle to the left or right. This has happened before and lasted for a few months then it went away. Now it's back and she stated it seems worse. We are making an appointment but I was hoping to be able to get some sort of insight from here. Is this a neurological problem? Any type of help would be much appreciated. Thank you
    juanitatx11 responded:
    It truly sounds neurological. I suffer from sciatica every once in a while. The pain starts in my buttock area, right in alignment with the hip, and travels down one leg. The pain does cause me to walk one sided and stumble, but then again that's purely pain... I think. But your mother would need to see a neurologist. They will do all types of tests to determine the root cause. Mine even did a brain function test. Has she ever been diagnosed with a pinched nerve. If so, that could be it since that sometime comes and goes without treatment. It earlier times, old people would call it all sciatica. They weren't too far off. But whatever you decide, get here there asap. A fall is extremely dangerous in the elderly. And neurologist, not rheumatologist. A neurologist would be much more precise.

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