Our expert says:
The chance that you have dysbaric osteonecrosis is low - it is more prevalent in commercial divers that work for long periods at great depths and run the risk of getting the bends. Your symptoms sound like a pinched nerve in the lower back (sciatica) and your doctor will be able to determine this with a physical examination and a lower back x/ray. Sometimes a MRI is needed to see if a disc herniated. Dysbaric osteonecrosis tends to give stiffness, pain and limited movement in the joint of the hip or shoulder.
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