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This does sound like sciatica.DVT does not present like this.
Pain is not always present with DVT and even if pain is present, it is in calf rather than thigh.
MRI would give a better picture about extent of your problem.
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Thanks for replying.Sciatica can be extremely painful.It is very difficult to see if the adjustment caused it because most of the times no antecedent cause can be pointed out for onset of sciatica pain.Sciatica can cause thigh pain in front, back and outer side though most commonly it is side and back of thighs.Right now you may use an anti-inflammatory medicine like advil for pain relief.You may also get some relief by lying on your side with your knees bent and with a pillow between your knees.If you have to lie down straight keep your knees bent with a large pillow or a rolled quilt under your knees.
Ultrasound as well as MRI can be used to diagnose deep vein thrombosis.