It has been 6 weeks since I had a sudden onset of, what I assume is, sciatica. I was in extreme pain for approx two weeks....primarily in my left lower buttock and my left quadriceps and knee. I also experienced a lot of quadriceps spasming. Now that the acute phase is over, I still have left quad pain and weakness, some lower back pain and a decreased sense of sensation in my knee. I have been going to PT for sev weeks. While I have improved, I still have significant symptoms. Today, I have some symptoms on my right side, which I didn't have before! Of course, my mind is going into overdrive....thinking spinal tumor, ovarian cancer, etc. Sciatica pain is a symptom of another problem. I have never had back pain prior to this. I am a 56 yr old female, dedicated to fitness and I am of thin build. I know that sciatica can last a long time, but it does seem to be that most cases resolve in 4-6 weeks. I tried to run yesterday and it did not go well at all. I should probably have an MRI, but I know that I will be a wreck, waiting for the results. Anyone else with a similar sciatica experience? If so, how and when did it resolve? Thanks for listening to my concerns, yet again.